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  • Harford union leaders upset about proposed pay raises for county elected officials

    Harford union leaders upset about proposed pay raises for county elected officials
    Leaders of Harford County unions say they are not happy to hear the county council wants to raise the salaries of future council members and the county executive by roughly 25 percent. The new legislation, introduced at Tuesday's Harford County Council...
  • Protesters question city water system study

    Protesters question city water system study
    About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands. The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate...
  • Changes coming to state employee health plan

    Changes coming to state employee health plan
    Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply. Rewards would...
  • Cardin accuses critics of intimidating volunteer, violating reporting rules

    Cardin accuses critics of intimidating volunteer, violating reporting rules
    Del. Jon S. Cardin, a candidate for attorney general, has accused two Baltimore lawmakers of intimidating a campaign volunteer and an anti-Cardin committee of violating campaign finance rules. In a letter to State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt over the...
  • Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race

    Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race
    Out-of-state groups are pumping last-minute cash into the Maryland attorney general's race, fueling a barrage of campaign ads, including $240,000 in TV commercials purchased by a Florida-based fund that won't reveal its donors. The ads purchased by the...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • Gansler joins court employees protesting conditions

    Gansler joins court employees protesting conditions
    Under the marble columns of Baltimore's downtown courthouse Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined about three dozen court staff protesting the working conditions inside. Workers at the century-old courthouse have been complaining...
  • No end in sight for Howard teachers' contract negotiations

    No end in sight for Howard teachers' contract negotiations
    As negotiations on a contract for Howard County's more than 6,800 educators appear to be heading long into the summer, those involved agree on at least one thing: They would prefer the negotiations be open to the public. But ask why or when negotiations...
  • Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing

    Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing
    Sixty city public housing residents and union workers staged a protest Wednesday against a plan to sell the housing to private developers. Protesters fear the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's plan would lead to lost jobs, displaced residents and...
  • Howard BOE reaches contract agreements with some employee associations

    Howard BOE reaches contract agreements with some employee associations
    The Howard County Board of Education announced Tuesday that it has reached tentative agreements with two of the four employee bargaining units and one association representing Howard County Public School System employees. The school board has reached...
  • Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general

    Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general
    The Maryland State Education Association is supporting Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination, adding the support of the state's largest teachers union to his list of labor endorsements. The MSEA decided to back Frosh, a veteran Montgomery...
  • Selling off and selling out [Commentary]

    Selling off and selling out [Commentary]
    Earlier this year, the Baltimore Brew broke a story of a pilot program through HUD that would allow the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to transition 22 public housing high-rises to private ownership over the next two years. Citing a lack of...