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  • Baltimore longshoremen still at loggerheads with shippers over labor contract and lawsuit

    Baltimore longshoremen still at loggerheads with shippers over labor contract and lawsuit
    The federal lawsuit brought last summer against Baltimore's Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association by the shippers' groups United States Maritime Alliance (USMA) and the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore (STA), seeking payment of a $3.9 million arbitrator's award over Local 333's illegal strike in the fall of 2013 that paralyzed Port of Baltimore trade for days, is still very much alive, according to filings made in the case yesterday. The documents also reveal that on Feb. 13, Local 333 voted down, 442-172, the latest labor-contract offer, which had been negotiated earlier to settle all remaining issues, including the arbitrator's award.
  • Amid protests, DPW selects efficiency consultant for water-treatment facilities

    Amid protests, DPW selects efficiency consultant for water-treatment facilities
    The Department of Public Works selected PA Consulting, a London-based company, to conduct a $500,000 "efficiency study" of the city's water treatment facilities. Normally such a small contract, which is not yet finalized, would not rate any ink, but...

    Jimmy John's workers fight for a union

    Jimmy John's workers fight for a union
    On Sunday, Oct. 19, as Ravens fans meandered around the chilly Inner Harbor in advance of the game set to begin later that afternoon, about two dozen workers and community supporters formed a picket line outside the Jimmy John’s sandwich shop on...

    It Takes a Village: Educators, unions rally for continued funding of community schools

    It Takes a Village: Educators, unions rally for continued funding of community schools
    Administrators, teachers, union organizers, community leaders, politicians, and students—including cheerleading squads and step teams—were among those gathered in front of City Hall on Oct. 21 to sing the praises of community schools, some...

    The WYPR union effort is dead

    The WYPR union effort is dead
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated public radio station WYPR have failed to form a labor union. Last week the National Labor Relations Board ruled against several challenges union organizers made to the makeup of the bargaining unit, and that left the union...