Miami skyline at night

City, Employees Union Reach Preliminary Two-Year Deal

A new but preliminary two-year agreement between the city of Miami and the general employees union protects workers from furlough days and paycheck-punishing employee pension contributions.

CBS Miami–09/21/2012

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines Workers Prepare For Possible Layoffs

American Airlines employees are hoping for the best 24 hours after the company sent out more than 11,000 layoff warning notices, including more than 1,500 in Florida.

CBS Miami–09/19/2012

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.


American Airlines Planes

US Airways Sets Terms For Takeover Of American Airlines

US Airways have filed the first paperwork to begin the process of taking over American Airlines, which is currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


(Source: AP)

Miami’s Budget Stalls Over Police Union Contract

The city of Miami must close a $62 million deficit in the 2012 budget. The first of two public hearings is set for Thursday night and city leaders hope agreements reached with three of four unions may help bring the city closer to a balanced budget.



Miami Employees Union Table Vote On Mayoral Recall Effort

The union representing Miami city employees have decided to table its vote on whether to join an effort to recall Mayor Tomas Regalado.


FAA Plane

FAA Halts Ft. Lauderdale Improvement Project

The Federal Aviation Administration has halted dozens of major projects that dealt with construction and technology improvements, including a project at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.


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Hollywood Commission Sets Pension Reform Referendum

As city employees shouted in anger, the Hollywood city commission unanimously passed three ordinances freezing pension plans for city employees and setting up new plans with potentially lower future payoffs. They also set a September referendum to take the changes to the voters unless they can work out a deal with employees first.


Democrat And Republican

Police Union Holding Party To Leave GOP

Critics of the Republican Party have said that in 2011, the GOP has made unions a target in any budget debate. But, the Broward County Police Benevolent Association has decided to fight the GOP by having a “Party to Leave the Party” event.


(Source: Miami-Dade County) Carlos Gimenez is sworn in by judge Ivan Fernandez as Miami-Dade's new mayor

Carlos Gimenez Sworn In As Miami-Dade Mayor

It’s official. Carlos Gimenez is the new Miami-Dade Mayor, three days after narrowly beating former Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina for the job. But if you expected a big, showy ceremony, you’ll have to wait.