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  • Baltimore County unions oppose Kamenetz pension bill

    Public-employee unions are urging Baltimore County Council members to reject a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would cut pension benefits for some workers, saying it sends a bad message to labor leaders and undermines negotiations. The...
  • Unions plan protest against Balto. Co. pension bill

    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...
  • Pension bill opposed by unions stalls in Baltimore Co. Council

    A bill from Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that could have reduced some workers' pensions stalled in the County Council Monday after pressure from unions that complained the bill undermined labor rights. The 4-3 vote to table the legislation...
  • City schools' operations workers sign on to pay-for-performance contract

    Starting this school year, everyone from cafeteria workers to custodial staff will be evaluated and paid based on their performance, under what union and city school officials call a first-of-its-kind contract for operations staff in the country. After...
  • Coppin State union, faculty hold rally to protest layoffs

    Coppin State union, faculty hold rally to protest layoffs
    A group of about 50 faculty members and students gathered Wednesday to protest the most recent round of staff cuts at Coppin State University. Five people were let go last week, workers said, increasing the total for the year to 25 layoffs and contract...
  • Lloyd Campbell 'Mitch' Mitchner, city Urban Services director

    Lloyd Campbell 'Mitch' Mitchner, city Urban Services director
    Lloyd Campbell "Mitch" Mitchner, who had been director of Baltimore's Urban Services Agency during the mayoral administration of Kurt L. Schmoke and later headed AFRAM, the African-American cultural festival, died July 16 of lung cancer at Northwest...
  • Coppin's problem is that Maryland has failed to fund the school adequately

    The Sun suggests that the buck stops at Coppin State University President Reginald Avery's door regarding efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates and point the school in a new direction ("Which way for Coppin?" July 25). But whatever...
  • Mother stabs child at social services office; security questioned

    Mother stabs child at social services office; security questioned
    Authorities are investigating Tuesday's security breach at a Baltimore social services office, which police said allowed a woman hiding a large kitchen knife in a bag to enter the building and stab her 8-month-old daughter. The infant was wounded in...
  • Mother charged with stabbing infant daughter

    Hearing his co-worker scream Tuesday morning, "She's stabbing the baby, help!" William Purnell Short III ran into Room 117 at Baltimore's social services office on East Biddle Street. Police said the 8-month-old girl had already been stabbed five times...
  • Slots advocates build cash lead

    With less than two weeks to the election, pro-slots forces have extended their financial dominance over gambling foes, thanks largely to a $500,000 donation from a national union representing about 50,000 state and municipal workers. But chief "no"...
  • Pro-slots groups plan push to pass referendum

    Cloverleaf Enterprises, which owns Rosecroft Raceway, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, each plan to spend at least $10,000 on efforts to pass the referendum on slot-machine gambling, which goes before voters Tuesday,...
  • Police kill 2 at party after suspects turn guns on officers

    Shirley Sturgill awoke early yesterday morning to what she assumed were post Independence Day fireworks. But a few seconds later, she heard another noise that made her realize that this was no celebration. Sturgill said she heard a man screaming so...