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  • 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...
  • Giant Food, Safeway workers authorize strike against chains

    Giant Food, Safeway workers authorize strike against chains
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway in parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the supermarket chains, saying management has refused to offer a fair labor contract. Members of United Food & Commercial...
  • 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...
  • Giant and Safeway workers may consider labor contract Wednesday

    Giant and Safeway workers may consider labor contract Wednesday
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway supermarkets in the Baltimore-Washington area could vote on a new labor contract as early as Wednesday. Negotiations continued Monday between management for the two chains and union representatives for 28,000 Giant...
  • Balto. County teachers must pay union dues without membership

    Balto. County teachers must pay union dues without membership
    Donald Whitby, a library media specialist at Arbutus Middle School, decided not to join the Baltimore County teachers union when he began teaching in 2001. So he was surprised when a large packet of information from the union arrived in the mail at his...
  • Union calls for independent review of Harbor Point toxins

    Union calls for independent review of Harbor Point toxins
    Union organizers called on the developers of the Harbor Point site to submit to an outside environmental review, staging a small demonstration Saturday with a pair of workers dressed in hazmat suit costumes. Morgan Webb Battista, an organizer with the...
  • Teachers back Brown for governor

    Teachers back Brown for governor
    The state's largest teachers union threw its support behind the gubernatorial candidacy of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Saturday, passing over three other candidates who sought its endorsement. Delegates to the Maryland State Education Association...
  • Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners

    Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners
    Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union. Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore-based flight attendant leading Southwest contract negotiations

    Baltimore-based flight attendant leading Southwest contract negotiations
    Audrey Stone doesn't hesitate when asked how long current contract negotiations will last between Southwest Airlines and the flight attendants union she leads. "As long as it takes," Stone said on a recent morning in Baltimore — a city she has...
  • FOP claims Balto. Co. now owes $1.6 million in retiree case

    FOP claims Balto. Co. now owes $1.6 million in retiree case
    The Baltimore County police union says the county now owes hundreds of retired officers nearly $1.6 million in health insurance refunds and interest — about $1 million more than previously estimated. The new figures surfaced Tuesday at a...
  • Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract

    Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington region voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years. Leaders with the United Food and...