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  • Costco shows the value of unions [Letter]

    Costco shows the value of unions [Letter]
    In your editorial about President Obama's visit to the Lanham Costco to advocate for raising the minimum wage you correctly point out that Costco "has prospered by paying higher wages and offering better employee health coverage than its competitors" ("...
  • Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says

    Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says
    State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
  • Longshoremen to vote Tuesday on new contract

    Longshoremen to vote Tuesday on new contract
    Members of a local longshoremen's union are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to accept a contract proposed by employers at the port of Baltimore. The contract covers automobiles, forest products and other break bulk cargo. The union has already...
  • Howard teachers say cost-of-living increase doesn't keep up

    Howard teachers say cost-of-living increase doesn't keep up
    Howard County public school officials and the county's teachers union made little progress Monday after resuming contentious negotiations on pay increases for teachers in the coming budget. Teachers and the Howard County Education Association have...
  • Longshoremen again reject Baltimore port contract, with support of national union

    Longshoremen again reject Baltimore port contract, with support of national union
    Unionized longshoremen who work the docks at the port of Baltimore voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject a contract proposal from their employers, once again extending a labor standoff that has destabilized the state's primary trade hub for months....
  • Longshoremen reject proposed contract as deadline looms

    Longshoremen reject proposed contract as deadline looms
    Members of a local longshoremen union "resoundingly rejected" what has been described as a "best and final" contract offer from employers at the port of Baltimore on Monday night, according to the union president. The International Longshoremen's...
  • Cargo being diverted as port labor standoff continues

    Shippers already have begun diverting cargo from the port of Baltimore because of uncertainty about the ongoing labor contract standoff with the largest dockworkers union. The port is losing shipments despite assurances from labor and management...
  • Longshoremen ranks split as labor dispute rages on

    Longshoremen ranks split as labor dispute rages on
    Discord has erupted within the longshoremen's union at the heart of the labor dispute at the port of Baltimore, with some members calling for an end to the union's standoff with port employers and others promising to push on. The dissension is growing...
  • Port dispute is not just about wages [Letter]

     Port dispute is not just about wages [Letter]
    The longshoremen's dispute at the Port of Baltimore is probably not about wages ("Cargo being diverted as port labor standoff continues," Jan. 17). Articles in The Sun have only mentioned that "rookie" (i.e. apprentice) wages will double and all wages...
  • No mandatory union dues [Letter]

    No mandatory union dues [Letter]
    I absolutely support unions when it is appropriate, and I would fight for union representation when it's appropriate. What I disagree with is the concept of "union shops" where all employees must pay dues whether they belong to the union or not ("Paying...
  • Paying one's dues [Editorial]

    Paying one's dues  [Editorial]
    Public employees have a right to be represented by a union and to collective bargaining in states like Maryland where the law allows it. And the only way such a system can work — at least on a practical level — is to require all those...
  • BWI concessions company offers new 'enrichment' program for workers

    BWI concessions company offers new 'enrichment' program for workers
    The operator of concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has joined with several local business organizations to provide new "enrichment" programs for its workers. The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality...