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  • 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 completely. Not only did it not force employers to consider more favorable labor-contract terms—the deadlock on a new contract continues—but it was a blatant violation of the union’s existing contract with shippers, who now are trying to hold Local 333 responsible for nearly $4 million in damages. Now, the Local is trying to get the damages removed as part of contract negotiations, but the shippers aren’t budging, saying they’ve made their best and final offer. Rather than bolster workers’ standing, the union seems to be undermining it.
  • 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...

    Documents on Tillman Raid Available

    IRS agents today returned search warrants executed on properties and business connected to one of Baltimore's largest bail bondsmen Milton Tillman, Jr. and his son, Milton Tillman III. According to court records, agents were looking for evidence of...

    Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office Announces Schenning's Return as First Assistant

    Stephen M. Schenning, a white-collar prosecutor with a long history at the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office, has been named First Assistant U.S. Attorney, the top career position there. Schenning had previously served in that position from 1997 to 2001,...

    IRS probing soon-to-be-released inmate Milton Tillman’s taxes

    Milton Tillman, Jr. (pictured), the 57-year-old thrice-convicted Baltimore bailbondsman and stevedore, is scheduled to be released from federal incarceration on June 14, and is currently in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Prison's Residential Reentry...