Miami-Dade’s transit workers, including bus drivers, are represented by a union with a higher number of full-time stewards earning a county wage for union work. Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants to reduce the practice, but union leaders say their work helps improve a system struggling with breakdowns and unhappy passengers.
Miami-Dade’s transit workers, including bus drivers, are represented by a union with a higher number of full-time stewards earning a county wage for union work. Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants to reduce the practice, but union leaders say their work helps improve a system struggling with breakdowns and unhappy passengers. Miami Herald file photo
Miami-Dade’s transit workers, including bus drivers, are represented by a union with a higher number of full-time stewards earning a county wage for union work. Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants to reduce the practice, but union leaders say their work helps improve a system struggling with breakdowns and unhappy passengers. Miami Herald file photo

The county pays some transit workers overtime for union work. The mayor isn't happy.

February 01, 2018 05:55 AM