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  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in violation of the union contract, it ended—and subsequently the arbitrator put Local 333 on the hook for nearly $4 million in damages owed to seven shippers. With payment still pending, Local 333 is now being sued in federal court by two shippers' organizations.
  • Getting Around

    Getting Around
    Baltimore infamously lacks an integrated, comprehensive mass transit system connecting all neighborhoods with the tourist areas and larger interstate transit hubs. Fifty years of poor planning and general stupidity have left the city with a mishmash of...

    Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions
    “Baltimore,” the song by Randy Newman from the 1970s, features a hooker, a drunk, and a refrain—“Man, it’s hard just to live”—that struck enough of a chord with the likes of Nils Lofgren, Nina Simone, David Gray,...

    A reaction to selections from "Baltimore City, You're Breaking My Heart" in gifs

    "I'm tired of reading about juveniles arrested for violent crimes who are let go because if it's not a 'murder' case, there's no time to worry about it, or resources to deal with it."   "I'm tired of answering the question, 'Is Baltimore really like The...

    News Hole

    Crime and Punishment: Three guards fired, two others disciplined in relation to the strangling death of Philip E. Parker Jr. on a prison bus. (The Sun's minisite.) And the story from the AP, which has also been covering this story well. By a Length:...