File Name: CARGO COMPANIES OPERATING AT MIA COMPLY WITH LIVING WAGE
Final Action: 4/5/2005
Agenda Date: 4/5/2005
Agenda Item Number: 11A19
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE (CEERC) A REPORT REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION TO REQUIRE CARGO COMPANIES OPERATING AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO COMPLY WITH LIVING WAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR IN-WAREHOUSE CARGO EMPLOYEES AT THE MEETING OF MAY 10, 2005; AND URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS MINIMUM WAGE LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT THE MINIMUM WAGE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 050662]
Natacha Seijas, Prime Sponsor
Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Eric A. Rodriguez
Community Empowerment & Econ. Revitalization Cmte.
Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s)
Commissioner Seijas presented and provided an overview of the foregoing proposed resolution.
In response to Commissioner Sorenson’s comments regarding minimum wage,
Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty stated that the legislature during the upcoming legislative session would consider the implementation of legislation consistent with the minimum wage constitutional amendment passed last fall.
Commissioner Sorenson stated that the County should consider including the minimum wage issue into the County’s legislative package. She felt that it was a critical issue for this county and this Commission should urge the Florida Legislature to implement minimum wage legislation consistent with the minimum wage constitutional amendment.
The Committee forwarded the foregoing proposed resolution as amended to urge the Florida Legislature to adopt minimum wage legislation consistent with the constitutional amendment and direct the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Chair and members of the Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation. In addition, this information should be included in the County’s 2005 State Legislative Package.
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