Employee & Labor Relations

The Employee and Labor Relations Division of the Human Resources Department focuses on leadership, motivation, employee attitudes, and productivity within the City of Miami Beach. The Employee and Labor Relations team is responsible for overseeing the disciplinary process and for providing guidance on disciplinary matters with the goal of correction and enhancement of employee performance.  In keeping with this goal, the division is responsible for random drug/alcohol testing, reasonable suspicion testing, fitness for duty and “last chance agreement” processes.  Furthermore, this division responds to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints, in an objective and forthcoming manner, and to unemployment compensation appeals.

 The division supports the City’s mission, vision and values by strengthening working relationships throughout the City by means of successfully negotiating and enforcing five collective bargaining agreements and identifying improvement opportunities relating to the hours, wages and working conditions of union employees. Through employee support, the team establishes an environment that helps the City achieve the goals of excellent customer service and teamwork while focusing on the City’s mission and objectives.

 The City of Miami Beach has five (5) recognized labor organizations:

  • AFSCME: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 1554
  • CWA: Communications Workers of America, Local 3178
  • FOP: Fraternal Order of Police, William Nichols Lodge No. 8
  • GSA: Government Supervisors Association of Florida, International Union, Local 100
  • IAFF: International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1510