| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
After nearly five months of negotiations, about 130 of 329 union city employees will receive a 2 percent wage increase and some will advance a step on the wage scale, thanks to the Hagerstown City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday night to approve...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:50 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's emergency manager complained Thursday that critics of the city's bankruptcy are quick with barbs but not with proposals to deal with billions of debt.
Kevyn Orr took Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy last week with the...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:41 AM
A federal appeals court has rejected a request by Gov. Rick Scott's administration for a rehearing in a legal battle about drug tests for state employees. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order last week denying the request, which included...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Three members of Washington County’s delegation to the Maryland General Assembly have been named to a joint commission to study safety and security issues in the state’s correctional facilities in the wake of a scandal at the Baltimore City...
| May 21, 2013
| 8:36 AM
A massive walkout of University of California patient care workers that began Tuesday could cost the system's medical centers up to $20 million, officials say.
The walkout is expected to last two days and involve more than 12,000 UC workers from the ...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Hagerstown City Council members passed a $133.1 million budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year Tuesday night, but not without a lot of wrangling.
Among the items discussed were financial issues facing the city and whether enough is being done for city...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:14 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Thirteen people were arrested Wednesday at the UC regents meeting during a sit-down protest by healthcare workers threatening to strike at the system's medical centers.
The University of California regents left during the protest while...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama's new federal system.
The move is aimed at saving the city money and comes as...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Correctional Officers’ Bill of Rights, which was sponsored by a former Washington County senator and signed into law in 2010, is getting fresh scrutiny in the aftermath of a scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, where 13 female...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan.
The appeals panel of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 6:20 AM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Washtenaw County has approved contracts with five public worker unions that will enable the unions to keep collecting dues from all covered workers for the next decade, despite Michigan's right-to-work law, which takes effect...
| Jun 6, 2013
Just minutes after his announcement Wednesday that he's running for governor in the Illinois Republican Party primary, gazillionaire businessman Bruce Rauner declared something.
He declared war.
War with the public union bosses, war with Boss Madigan,...