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  • Best Union Fail

    It certainly was a high-profile move, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333 declaring a stevedore’s strike that paralyzed shipping at two Port of Baltimore marine terminals for a few days last fall. But it backfired completely. Not only did it not force employers to consider more favorable labor-contract terms—the deadlock on a new contract continues—but it was a blatant violation of the union’s existing contract with shippers, who now are trying to hold Local 333 responsible for nearly $4 million in damages. Now, the Local is trying to get the damages removed as part of contract negotiations, but the shippers aren’t budging, saying they’ve made their best and final offer. Rather than bolster workers’ standing, the union seems to be undermining it.
  • Best Unheralded Death

    A feared and respected construction union boss in the 1960s, Guido Iozzi got “jammed up,” as they say, after ordering a hit on a union leader who crossed his picket line. Two murders ensued, followed by witness recantations and before long...

    Downtown security guards unionizing

    [caption id="attachment_21599" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU[/caption] Downtown security guards are fighting Brantley Security for union representation, and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young offered his support at...

    WYPR radio staff files for union representation

    Local National Public Radio affiliate WYPR's programming staff are going union. A press release from SAG-AFTRA says the staff presented a petition to management on June 3, and today has filed the petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking an...

    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...