Monthly Archives: February 2014

Is Carlos Gimenez Recruiting A New Property Appraiser?

Is Carlos Gimenez Recruiting A New Property Appraiser?

Florida Public Employees February 27, 2014 By: Elaine De Valle, Ladra – Political Coltadito Spotted at a Coral Gables eatery the other day: Carlos “CJ” Gimenez, the county mayor’s son, and Hialeah Council Vice President Luis Gonzalez, who is considering a run at the Miami-Dade …






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Interesting What Happens When One Contacts Their State Rep.!!

Interesting What Happens When One Contacts Their State Rep.!!

Florida Public Employees February 24, 2014 By: Gary Michalosky‎ Interesting what happens when one contacts their State Rep.!! – Without putting my signature to anything, I received in the mail today a letter stating my “opt out” of the Predatory Insurance Company call “First Community” (70% …






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Call To Action: Contact Your Legislators On FRS

Call To Action: Contact Your Legislators On FRS

Florida Public Employees February 20, 2014 It is now official, Senate Bill 7046 [Bill Number changed to SB 1114] has been introduced proposing changes to the Florida Retirement System. This bill would require all new hires to be on a cash balance plan. This is a …






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Would You Fight Fires Alone? - State Forest Firefighters Are Begging For Back-up!

Would You Fight Fires Alone? – State Forest Firefighters Are Begging For Back-up!

Florida Public Employees February 20, 2014 Monday Florida Legislators heard compelling statements from the Florida State Fire Service Association (representing the more than 400 Wildland Firefighters in the state of Florida) begging for one major change in the workplace this session; “Please stop sending us …






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County Restructuring: Start At The Top And With Vacancies

County Restructuring: Start At The Top And With Vacancies

Florida Public Employees February 18, 2014 By Elaine De Valle, Ladra – Political Cortadito Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez doesn’t only have his much-talked about five deputy mayors who, combined, make more than $1 million a year. He’s also got 12 aides, six secretaries, three assistants, three media people and …






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FRS Reform, Will It Be The Star During The 2014 Governor's Race

FRS Reform, Will It Be The Star During The 2014 Governor’s Race

Florida Public Employees February 18, 2104 Pensions may star in governor’s race – the Public Employee partisan-divide.  As Republicans and Democrats line up for battle over their positions on the Florida Retirement System (pension plan), it’s we the members who have spent our careers working …






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Fund Education Now - Legislative session begins March 4th

Fund Education Now – Legislative session begins March 4th

Florida Public Employees February 14, 2014 By: Kathleen, Fund Education Now Florida’s 2014 legislative session starts March 4th.  Last year you worked heroically to defeat the Parent Trigger for the second year in a row – something no other state has done.  You also beat the …






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Carlos Gimenez Pals On Track For Millions In Clean Energy Bid

Carlos Gimenez Pals On Track For Millions In Clean Energy Bid

Florida Public Employees By: Elaine De Valle, Ladra – Political Cortadito The next big contract to watch at Miami-Dade could be the proposals the county is seeking to convert the heavy fleets of its departments — including Water and Sewer, Public Works, Transit and Waste Management …






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Rick Scott And Politicians Receive A Grade of "F" from Educators In Miami-Dade County

Rick Scott And Politicians Receive A Grade of “F” from Educators In Miami-Dade County

Florida Public Employees February 8, 2014 By: Joe Hernandez If educators could have a way to grade politicians on education, the grade would be an “F”. How could this be? For starters, remember when Rick Scott promised every educator would receive a bonus of $2,500?  [It] …






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