U.S. Department of Labor

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers

    Today, the United States Government shut down after Congress failed to reach an agreement to fund federal agencies. The first shutdown in 17 years disrupts a laundry list of federal agencies. Though essential government employees like air traffic controllers, border patrol agents and food inspector ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    The Time You Have (In Jelly Beans): Video Puts Your Valuable Time in Sweet Perspective

    For the past few weeks, it's seemed there's not enough time in the day. From the time I wake up., life goes by in a blur... walking the dogs, writing on the computer, doing chores, making dinner. My husband and I usually have one day off together, and each week we try to plan some quality activity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Top Secretary's Day Gifts For Wednesday: Spa and Eats

    In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (say that three times fast), numerous establishments are providing quick escapes for those backbones of our offices. Waterfront lunches with views of downtown, indulgent spa escapes and even free cocktails can be found around the city on April 25.This hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Cavalier Hotel and Crab Shack Sued by U.S. Dept. of Labor Over $160,000 in Unpaid Wages

    An art deco hotel on South Beach is locked in a battle with the federal government over the kind of accusations that have gotten the 99 percent so riled up recently. The U.S. Department of Labor says the Cavalier Hotel and Crab Shack on Ocean Drive owes its employees $160,000 and that owner Ralph Ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Hey Whole Foods: Stop the Crap

    ​​The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs is suing Whole Foods in an attempt to "reinstate a former employee with full back wages and benefits after the company allegedly fired the worker for voicing and reporting workplace health concerns regarding a raw sewage spillage at its s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Sad, Unsurprising News of the Week: Homestead Farms Screwing Bean Pickers

    USDABlood Beans: Do you know how your veggies are harvested?​Not content to pay their employees minimum wage, ten Homestead farms and contractors have been screwing their bean pickers -- actual job description, not an ethnic slur -- out of even that measly pay to the tune of nearly $700,000.As if ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Starlite Hotel in South Beach Under Investigation for Wage Violations

    Lit-up with accusations of wage violations​The Starlite Hotel -- better known as that place next to Wet Willie's where you keep waking-up naked on Sunday mornings -- is under investigation for allegedly underpaying its staff.Ex-employees claim the Starlite Café, a restaurant attached to the hotel ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Hershey Highway Leads To Child Labor

    ​This past Tuesday was declared I Love Reese's Day by Hershey's -- the makers of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (which reminds me: more news forthcoming soon on Short Order's I Love Short Order Day). The groups Global Exchange, Green America Today, Oasis USA, and The International Labor Rights Forum d ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Baghdad West

    In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Changing Times

    For more than 80 years the Miami Times has been the voice of the black community, but fewer and fewer people are listening

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    From Bitter to Sweet

    Forget the awful past, say Alfonso and Pepe Fanjul, Florida's sugar barons. It's time to make nice and go into real estate.

  • News

    November 14, 2002

    Going Postal

    Is Judy Johnson trying to save APWU Local 172? Or is she part of the problem?

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Tough as Nails

    Three years after the immigrant workers at Aljoma Lumber voted to unionize, they still don't have a contract. Why? José Lamas refuses to give them one.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    The Perfect Scam

    For the workers life is no carnival, believe it or not

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Getting Organized

    For Homestead's working poor, the thought of joining a union can be frightening. So how do you fight the fear?

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Goodwill? Try Ill Will

    Mizerine St. Fort once worked for Goodwill. Now she's suing the venerable nonprofit.

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Quit Your Bellyachin'!

    The City of Miami's version of the EEOC hasn't upheld a discrimination claim in years

  • News

    June 26, 1996

    Home Truths

    After decades of living month to month in trailer parks, some South Dade migrant workers have found a permanent address

  • News

    November 2, 1995

    Capitalist or Commie?

    How a Miami businessman got rich doing business with Cuba - and lived to shout about it

  • News

    April 20, 1994
  • News

    November 27, 1991

    Fight the Good Fight

    Some people accept life's little frustrations. Roy T. Devaney isn't some people.