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  • Wage negotiations continue between Hopkins, union

    Wage negotiations continue between Hopkins, union
    About 2,000 service and maintenance workers seeking raises have yet to come to an agreement with Johns Hopkins Hospital. The workers, who are members of labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have threatened to strike beginning April 9 if...
  • No agreement yet between Hopkins, service workers

    No agreement yet between Hopkins, service workers
    John Hopkins Hospital and the union representing housekeepers, food servers and other workers were unable to agree on a contract Thursday night, leaving open the possibility for a strike beginning April. 9. Local union 1199SEIU United Healthcare...
  • New projects abound in Baltimore's challenging hotel market

    New projects abound in Baltimore's challenging hotel market
    The historic Lord Baltimore Hotel sits a block away from the Sheraton Baltimore City Center, but less than a week after the 1926 landmark celebrated a multimillion-dollar restoration, the owners of the aging Sheraton on Fayette Street warned of mass...
  • Longshoremen union to hold secret ballot on proposed port contract

    Longshoremen union to hold secret ballot on proposed port contract
    Members of a longshoremen's union at odds with port of Baltimore employers will vote next week on whether to accept the employers' "best and final" contract offer. The contract has been on the table for weeks, and union members have disagreed over...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Dyane Fancey, poet

    Dyane Fancey, poet
    Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63. Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Infighting at the port [Editorial]

    Infighting at the port  [Editorial]
    Now should be the time for the Port of Baltimore to show the world that it's open for business. Work resumed in February on the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is now expected to be completed in 2015. When that happens, super-sized cargo ships will...
  • Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute

    Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute
    A Baltimore County judge has warned County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and two other county officials they could face jail time or other penalties for refusing to pay more than $1 million to police retirees despite a court order to do so. In an unusual...
  • Baltimore County teachers file grievance over workload from Common Core

    Baltimore County teachers file grievance over workload from Common Core
    In an unusual move, Baltimore County teachers filed a grievance this week against the county school board saying new education initiatives are forcing them to work long hours beyond their normal day. Teachers in the county and the rest of the state have...
  • Cargo being diverted as port labor standoff continues

    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...