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  • 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...
  • Richard P. Hughes

    Richard P. Hughes
    Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Locust Point...
  • Governor, AG candidates to appear before labor group

    The three announced Democratic candidates for governor, along with the four in the race for attorney general, are expected to appear Monday at a forum put on by the Baltimore Build Trades Council -- part of the run-up to the state AFL-CIO's decision on...
  • Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez

    Deal to avoid 'nuclear option' clears path for Perez
    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,...
  • Annapolis lawyer for unions says she would be impartial on federal board

    Annapolis lawyer for unions says she would be impartial on federal board
    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...
  • Labor lawyer Schiffer tells senators she can be impartial on NLRB

    Labor lawyer Schiffer tells senators she can be impartial on NLRB
    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,"...
  • Labor lawyer, NLRB nominee Schiffer heads to full Senate

    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,...
  • Annapolis attorney Schiffer confirmed for NLRB

    Annapolis attorney Schiffer confirmed for NLRB
    WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis lawyer nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board was confirmed Tuesday by the Senate less than two weeks after she was first named. Nancy Jean Schiffer, a longtime attorney for the AFL-...
  • Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies

    Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies
    Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63. "She had recently been sick, and...
  • If the GOP is doomed, why does it keep winning everything but the presidency?

    If the GOP is doomed, why does it keep winning everything but the presidency?
    The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point. That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America. And let's be fair,...
  • Term up for Social Security Administration's commissioner

    Term up for Social Security Administration's commissioner
    President Barack Obama is expected to soon nominate a new head of the Social Security Administration, replacing an incumbent appointed by his predecessor, George W. Bush, but the White House is mum on who should take the helm at the agency, which faces...