| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week.
Nancy Jean Schiffer,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:17 PM
An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve impartially on the federal panel that hears disputes between workers and management.
"I understand that this position is different,"...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON – An Annapolis lawyer who has long represented unions tried to assure Senate Republicans on Tuesday that she could serve as an impartial member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Nancy Jean Schiffer and another attorney are...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
After days of escalating rhetoric,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Workplace violence is a serious occupational hazard in hospitals and other health care facilities, a fact that has escaped an unsuspecting public. Nationally, nursing assistants employed by nursing homes have the highest incidence of workplace assault...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Fort Meade announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with the union representing Department of Defense employees on how proposed civilian furloughs will be handled.
Civilian employees face up to 22 days of furlough — about a 20 percent...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Hispanic and union leaders in Maryland applauded reports Sunday that Thomas E. Perez, a longtime civil rights attorney who led the state's labor department for two years, is poised to be nominated as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor as early as...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Maryland's Fair Share Act is to fair what Liberace is to understated.
The 2009 law mandating that all state employees pay union dues regardless of whether they belong to the union is, however, a huge boon to the bottom line of the American Federation of...
| Mar 19, 2012
Union members from around Baltimore are planning a rally Monday to protest legislation by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would reduce some county employees' pension benefits.
County Council members are scheduled to vote Monday on the...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:23 AM
A major statewide union has threatened to reassess its support of Rep. Donna F. Edwards after the Prince George's County Democrat endorsed John Delaney in Maryland's 6th District race on Thursday instead of the candidate backed by Maryland's largest labor...