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.
The Hialeah City Commission unanimously approved a new two year deal which includes pay cuts and furloughs.
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.
The rank and file of Miami-Dade’s police union will cast their ballots Monday on whether to accept a county cost cutting deal which would slash their overtime and incentive pay.
For the first time in its 177 year history, the Miami Dade Police Department will begin laying off sworn officers on November 1.