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  • 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 this one has prompted protests and organizing by a Boston-based nonprofit that says small contracts like this one can lead to "water privatization" schemes that ill-serve ratepayers.
  • WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts

    WYPR management hires union-busting law firm to quash union efforts
    Workers at the NPR-affiliated radio station WYPR are raising questions about the station’s policies in the wake of their failure to form a labor union. At the forefront: How does a station underwriter become an “employee” under labor...

    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...

    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...

    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...