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  • Don't leave tipped workers behind [Commentary]

    Don't leave tipped workers behind [Commentary]
    No one who works full time in the wealthiest nation in the world should have to raise his or her family in poverty. Yet that has become the reality for so many workers, especially women, across our country as the minimum wage has failed to keep pace with the cost of living over the last 30 years. The hard truth is that the federal minimum wage is no longer a wage that allows families to make ends meet. This is an issue of gender, economic growth and values. In order to restore real opportunity for millions of Americans, it is time to raise the federal minimum wage.
  • The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]

    The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]
    The failure to renew unemployment insurance benefits is now costing a staggering 22,900 Maryland workers $7,472,270 a week, robbing families of a support system that remains essential to economic survival . Over 82,600 workers are expected to lose...

    Brown picks up AFL-CIO endorsement

    Brown picks up AFL-CIO endorsement
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's gubernatorial campaign picked up another labor endorsement Saturday, after the Maryland and Washington branch of the AFL-CIO voted to back him. Fred Mason, president of the union, pointed to Brown's defense of collecting...

    Frosh backed by AFL-CIO for attorney general

    Frosh backed by AFL-CIO for attorney general
    The Maryland and District of Columbia AFL-CIO has thrown its support behind Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination attorney general, giving the Montgomery County lawmaker a potentially important boost in his primary contest. The labor...

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor. "We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...