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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Darden says seafood supply free of forced labor

    Darden says seafood supply free of forced labor
    Darden Restaurants is confident the seafood it received from supplier Thai Union did not involve forced labor, a company spokesman said Wednesday. An Associated Press investigation published last week said a supplier of Thai Union imprisoned fisherman on...
  • Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better

    Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going up Wednesday night with what could be his closing TV ad of the campaign, another spot in which he says he gets the message that he needs to do a better job. The ad, titled "Better," features the mayor speaking directly to the...
  • Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote

    Contract talks stalled, thousands of L.A. city workers take strike vote
    Angered by stalled contract negotiations, 10,000 city workers represented by the Service Employees International Union are voting on whether to strike, a move that could potentially paralyze basic city services such as garbage collection, sewer...