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Miami-Dade attorney: County responsible for paying Jackson's union workers

Miami Herald, March 2, 2010

If Jackson Health System runs out of cash, Miami-Dade County would be responsible for paying Jackson's 10,500 union workers, but not necessarily the other 1,500 employees, according to a legal analysis by County Attorney R.A. Cuevas, Jr. It's unclear exactly how big a tab that might be, but it would be a huge chunk of the $86 million of salaries and benefits that the public hospital system spends each month, the Miami Herald reports. At present, Jackson is expected to run out of cash in May or June unless drastic cuts are made.