Dade County PBA Hall
Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 23rd, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Complimentary Dinner and Lunch Served.
Spouses Encouraged to Attend.
Left to right: PBA General Cousel Andrew Axelrad, Esq.; PBA Executive Director Blanca T. Greenwood, Esq.; PBA Secretary & Staff Counsel, Luis Fuste, Esq.; and PBA Staff Counsel Brendan Coyle, Esq., at the foot of the steps of the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, FL.
By Stephanie M. Womble, Stephanie@dcpba.org
On the heels of Mayor Gimenez giving his State of the County Address, an appellate court ruled that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez does not have the authority to veto an impasse hearing. (See the highlighted opinion below). The court ruled that the Mayor cannot veto an impasse hearing that has been resolved by the Commission. The case dealt with the imposition of a second (additional) 5% that the Mayor wanted taken out of employees’ paychecks – ostensibly for healthcare.
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It seems as if the County is in no rush to reach an agreement with the five remaining units regarding the contract. Those remaining units are Fire, Water and Sewer, Transit, and the PBA’s rank and file and supervisory units. In the meantime, Mayor Gimenez is spending like there is no tomorrow, and his lost puppy puppet, Communications Director Mike Hernandez, is miserably attempting to tout the stalemate as being political on our part. The truth is that with Gimenez everything is political, and remains political simply because the Mayor has kept it so. All of the Mayor’s actions are for his political expediency and not for the good of the community or the workers.
May 6, 2015
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