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  • Government workers are not the 1 percent

    Once again, Marta Mossburg displays her disturbing obsession with public employees, as she plays the apologist for the wealthiest Marylanders ("In Maryland, your taxes support many of the one percent," Dec. 7). Ms. Mossburg is again muddying the waters...
  • Job security not guaranteed for some Balto Co. unions

    Earlier this year, Baltimore County promised job security through 2014 for members of three public employee unions, but county officials say they can't make the same guarantee for other labor groups. The Kamenetz administration is in talks with the...
  • O'Malley builds on tax-raising legacy

    O'Malley builds on tax-raising legacy
    The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov. Martin O'Malley's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in Annapolis, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's...
  • Legislation brings Kamenetz, unions' relationship to light

    When union members gathered outside the Baltimore County courthouse recently, many waved signs depicting County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, some referring to him as a bully or cheater. They were protesting a bill proposed by Kamenetz that would have cut...
  • House race a loss for labor, too

    As he campaigned in the most closely watched congressional race in Maryland, state Sen. Rob Garagiola had an advantage his fellow Democratic candidates envied: the support of the politically powerful labor movement. More than a stamp of approval,...
  • Some Baltimore County union contracts expire

    About 2,400 unionized Baltimore County public employees are set to return to work Monday without contracts, following disagreements about workers' contributions to their health care benefits. The stalemate has left workers uncertain about a range of...
  • Advocates, union call for changes at mental hospital

    Mental health advocates and labor union officials are calling for increased staffing and policy changes at the state's maximum security mental hospital — including a reassessment of how patients are paired as roommates — after one patient...
  • State considers new pharmacy plan without Walgreens

    State considers new pharmacy plan without Walgreens
    State employees, retirees and their dependents could no longer fill their prescriptions at Walgreens under a contract being considered by Maryland's Board of Public Works. The panel agreed Wednesday to defer action on the $2.4 billion five-year...
  • Gambling raid at city building ends with one conviction

    Gambling raid at city building ends with one conviction
    When police burst into a city transportation building last March and arrested nearly a dozen workers who they said were throwing dice and drinking cheap liquor, the raid grabbed headlines and triggered stern warnings from officials about "violations of...
  • O'Malley names new Perkins hospital CEO

    O'Malley names new Perkins hospital CEO
    State officials tapped a veteran psychiatric hospital administrator Wednesday to take over leadership of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, where two recent killings have sparked questions about the safety and therapy provided at Maryland's maximum-...
  • Treatment problems, fear found in state's high-security mental hospital, workers say

    Treatment problems, fear found in state's high-security mental hospital, workers say
    Workers at Maryland's maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Jessup, where two patients were slain recently, are calling on the state to address what they describe as problems in treatment and a pervasive climate of fear. In the letter to state...
  • Jury finds Stephens guilty in killing of Md. correctional officer

    A convicted killer was found guilty Thursday of murdering a correctional officer at the now-closed Maryland House of Correction, opening the possibility that he will become the first person sentenced to death under the state's new capital punishment law....