Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Living Wage At Airport/Seaport, etc.: Override of The Mayor's Veto Died. By Geniusofdespair

County Commissioner Barbara Jordan wanted all new leases for concessions at the airport, seaport and other County leased properties to require a living wage to their workers. Not existing leases just new ones. Well it passed and the Mayor vetoed it. Yesterday they had a hearing to do an override of the veto. They needed two thirds. They got Sally Heyman, Daniella Levine Cava, Xavier Suarez, Jean Monestime, Audrey Edmonson, Dennis Moss and Barbara Jordan. Not enough? Even with Barreiro gone? They needed one more stinkin' vote. Barreiro would have definitely voted the wrong way.

Barbara Jordan said a lot of lobbying went on by the Mayor with promises of perks to all the Commissioners. She said she even got one.

Barbara Jordan made an impassioned speech trying to convince her fellow Commissioners to join the override vote, but they were steadfast. Barbara wake-up and smell the coffee. It stinks of Mayor Gimenez.

County Commissioner Xavier Suarez made the motion to override the veto.
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava seconded the motion.

What will happen today? The Transportation Union is having a special meeting to try to get concessions from the Commissioners. Will it be the same block that approves the concessions for Transportation Workers and then the same gaggle that overrides a veto from the Mayor, that veto will happen as sure as I am sitting here.


Anonymous said...

What do you expect from a pig but a grunt. Gimenez is more crooked than a bolt of lighting. Awful man, awful mayor.

Anonymous said...

So sad we cannot even give our workers a living wage...or something a little closer to it. People, we need to get wise and vote some people out of office. Let's have reps who vote for the people and not for the lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

Brunei Barreiro would have voted to override this veto. He was one of labor's best friends.

Anonymous said...

More Liberal politics that aims at destroying the pocket-book of the homeowners. These minimum wage jobs were never intended to be careers. These are entry jobs