TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A Miami-Dade County has asked the state’s highest court to take up a dispute between it and the County Police Benevolent Association which says the county committed an unfair labor practice.READ MORE: What we know about the victims of the Texas school shooting
In February, the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the union, and the county filed a notice last Friday asking the Supreme Court to consider the issue.
The case focuses on a 2012 decision by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to veto an agreement that had been approved by the county commission to resolve an impasse with the union.READ MORE: Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Starts This Weekend
But a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal backed the union’s argument that state law did not allow the mayor to veto the county commission’s resolution of the impasse. Gimenez wanted union members to make additional contributions to health-care costs.
The appeals court last month decline to rehear the case.MORE NEWS: Going To The Miami Beach Air And Sea Show This Memorial Day Weekend? Here's What You Can Expect
The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.