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  • 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 Pratt Street to demand the right to form a union. “Ravens have a union!” the protesters chanted. “Why can’t we?” The Jimmy John’s employees claim that ever since their efforts to publicly unionize kicked off in early August, management has responded with clear efforts to intimidate them, including the firing of their co-worker James Hegler. Workers have responded by filing seven counts of illegal retaliation complaints with the National Labor Relations Board.
  • Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida sentenced to three years probation for theft scheme

    Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida sentenced to three years probation for theft scheme
    Longtime Charles Village community activist Sharon Guida was sentenced to three years probation today in circuit court, after she and several supporters said her activism itself led to her theft of over $50,000 from a local bank.   "I'm going to make...

    Puffing through the great "vape" debate over electronic cigarettes

    Puffing through the great "vape" debate over electronic cigarettes
    Recently, I started huffing vapors produced by heating up compounds used in some types of antifreeze. If swallowed, the liquid I'm vaporizing can be poisonous, even fatal, especially to children. No one yet knows what the long-term health effects of...

    On the 40th Anniversary of the Catonsville Nine, Free Speech and Air Shows Don't Mix

    On Saturday, May 17, over 112,000 people attended Preakness and another 150,000 people went to the Joint Service Open House and Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George's County. Among the Air Show attendees were 40-odd peace activists. Well...

    Catherine Pancake On the Impact of Black Diamonds, Her 2006 Film About Mountaintop Removal

    The devastation wrought by mountaintop-removal mining was brought into tight focus by Catherine Pancake of Baltimore (a native West Virginian), with the 2006 release of her documentary Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield...