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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...
  • Plainfield teachers approve new contract

    Plainfield teachers Thursday night approved a new three-year contract. The vote – 1,078 in favor to 554 opposed – comes three months after teachers voted down another proposed contract. Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202...
  • Billionaire to Taj Mahal casino workers: Benefit cuts are 'essential sacrifice' they must make

    The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to...
  • Broward teachers union, district at odds over new pay law

    Broward teachers union, district at odds over new pay law
    The Broward school district and its teachers union are in a bitter feud over how to implement a controversial state law that requires paying teachers based on performance. At the core of the quarrel: whether roughly 2,500 recently-hired teachers will...
  • Ford set to bump some entry-level workers to top wages

    DETROIT Ford appears to have exceeded its cap on the number of entry-level United Automobile Workers members it is allowed under its union contract and will bump the most senior workers up to the top-tier wage as early as next week, the Detroit Free Press...