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  • Happy Class War Day

    Clinton-era Labor Secretary Robert Reich published a lament yesterday on the New York Times op-ed page, noting the huge unemployment rate and the long-term erosion of regular folks' wages: What families didn't receive in wage increases they made up for in...
  • Judges Ordered to Stop Deciding Disability Cases So Managers Can Get Bonuses

    On a normal day, Administrative Law Judges working on disability cases for the Social Security Administration dispose of 3,000 cases. On Monday, Sept. 26, they adjudicated only 230, according to this excellent piece in today's Wall Street Journal. Why the...
  • Union tosses monkey wrench in mayor's "Change to Grow" plan

    [caption id="attachment_17257" align="alignleft" width="300"] Councilwoman Helen Holton preaches at the hearing while Councilman Bill Cole ponders[/caption] With the help of Councilwoman Helen Holton (8th District), city union tossed a monkey wrench in...
  • The community pillar

    A teacher, union leader, and civil rights activist for over three decades, Patricia Cook-Ferguson died of lung cancer on Nov. 28 after a career spent at or near the helm of the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Baltimore County chapter of the NAACP. She...
  • Caucus within teachers union aims for major reform

    Last month at Poly, the Baltimore Teachers Union held a rally in solidarity with the striking teachers in Chicago. But according to one caucus within BTU, the last thing Marietta English and the other leaders of the Baltimore Teachers Union want is to see...
  • Celebrated White Marsh plant brings few jobs, zero cars to Maryland

    The stage has 100 or so folding chairs arrayed before it, a platform behind them for the TV cameras. Auto-tuned pop blares from the speakers, drowning out most of the conversation among county council members, union people, politicians, and the occasional...
  • Bill would shield labor-union communications from disclosure in Maryland

    If you’re in a union, there’s no guarantee that information you share with union officials won’t end up in others’ hands. In practice, that rarely happens—it’s a relationship of trust and advocacy—but...
  • Baltimore port timekeepers convicted of fraud over no-show work.

    A federal jury in Baltimore returned a guilty verdict on Sept. 30 against three union port workers, finding that they conspired to defraud their employer, the stevedoring company Ports America Baltimore, Inc., by submitting payroll information that caused...
  • Will this year's GOP primary be the one where mischief voting actually works?

     
    From Sunday's print column Note that in the last quarter of 2013, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised about four times as much campaign cash as his three rivals combined in the March primary. Even if you don't count the......
  • Run, Karen, run!

     
    CTU boss should enter the 2015 race for mayor Friday's print column Q: Looking at your headline, the obvious question is, "Really?" Do you really think Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis would be a good mayor? A: The headline......
  • Cha-ching: Gov. candidates offer fund-raising details

     
    The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......
  • Pictures in the News | March 19, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Singapore, where visitors walk over light art installation titled 'The Pool' during the i Light Marina Bay 2014 festival in Singapore. i Light Marina Bay is a sustainable light art festival featuring 28...