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  • Neuman: Fire fighters union circumvented collective bargaining

    Neuman: Fire fighters union circumvented collective bargaining
    The Anne Arundel County government recently negotiated mutually agreeable contracts with 12 of the 13 unions that represent our workers during labor union talks. The Local 1563 International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) would have been the 13th,...
  • Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

    Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat
    The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. "I will not let...
  • Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing

    Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing
    Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
  • Negotiators for city, firefighters reach deal

    Negotiators for city, firefighters reach deal
    After months of intense, closed-door bargaining, negotiators for the Rawlings-Blake administration and Baltimore's fire unions have reached an agreement that would give firefighters a 16.5 percent pay raise in exchange for working more hours, according to...
  • Court orders Balto. Co. to pay $573,000 to police retirees

    Court orders Balto. Co. to pay $573,000 to police retirees
    A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered the county to refund nearly $573,000 in health insurance premiums that had been overpaid by hundreds of Police Department retirees, following years of litigation between the county and the police union....
  • Unions do their business on taxpayers' dime

    It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual. The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not &#...
  • Fair Share will make school systems better

    It's unfortunate that reality and Trey Kovacs' recent commentary ("Unions business on taxpayers' dime," April 19) seem to bear little relation to one another. As the president of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County, I can say that he's way off on...
  • Police union says Baltimore County ignoring court's reimbursement ruling

    Police union says Baltimore County ignoring court's reimbursement ruling
    The Baltimore County police union says county officials have ignored a ruling by the state's highest court to reimburse some 400 retired Police Department employees for overpaid insurance premiums. A Maryland Court of Appeals decision in November...
  • Reenactment returns Civil War to Laurel

    Reenactment returns Civil War to Laurel
    Nowadays, Main Street in Laurel may seem quaint. But nearly 150 years ago, during the Civil War, it was a bustling encampment for hundreds of Union soldiers tasked with protecting the Union's only rail line to Washington. On Saturday, April 13, some...
  • Mayor, fire unions fight over plan to force 24-hour shifts

    Mayor, fire unions fight over plan to force 24-hour shifts
    The Rawlings-Blake administration and Baltimore's fire unions are battling over the city's proposal to require firefighters to work longer hours — 24 hours straight, every three days. The mayor says the move — which mirrors staffing trends in...
  • Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer

    Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer
    Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88. "Ernie was one hell of a trade...
  • 150 years ago, Meade planned to fight Lee in Carroll County, not Gettysburg

    If Union Gen. George Gordon Meade had had his way, the battle that changed the course of the Civil War would have taken place on Maryland soil. A fight in a Pennsylvania crossroads town called Gettysburg wasn't in his plans for July 1, 1863. Nor was the...