Mayor Carlos Gimenez has vetoed a controversial commission vote which raise the cost of health insurance for police because he says it would result in too many layoffs.
Layoffs now loom in the future of the Miami-Dade Police Department in the wake of a narrow vote by Miami-Dade Commissioners who refused to force two employee unions to contribute an additional 5-percent of their pay toward health insurance.
The ongoing budget battle between the Miami-Dade Police Department and County Commissioners is heating up again Thursday.
One person was killed, a second hospitalized after a wild police chase through Miami-Dade came to a deadly end on U.S 1 at Mile Marker 126, about a half mile south of Card Sound Road.
Miami-Dade commissioners gave the nod Tuesday to major cuts in police pay and benefits. It’s a deal approved by the rank and file Monday night, but the battle between cops and county hall is not over.
The rank and file of Miami-Dade’s police union approved a county cost cutting deal which would slash their overtime and incentive pay.
Miami-Dade County leaders and the Police Benevolent Association have reached a tentative agreement on cuts totaling $56 million.
Miami-Dade County agreed late Tuesday to take the police union’s “best and final offer” back to the county as they try to hammer out a deal on concessions and cost breaks.
As Miami-Dade County and it’s police union battle over concessions and cost breaks, a day long negotiation session Friday produced some movement, but not nearly enough to satisfy the county.
With nearly 100 Miami-Dade police jobs on the line, county administrators and police union representatives wrapped up their first day of haggling over a collective bargaining deal.