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  • Workers should not be forced to pay union dues

    I was reading about some American Federal of State, County and Municipal Employees getting retroactive raises back to July 1. How nice. By way of this letter, you're welcome. I say this because Gov. Martin O'Malley and AFSCME thought it would be more...
  • GPS technology navigating to savings, or a waste of money?

    GPS technology navigating to savings, or a waste of money?
    Animal control officer Anthony Maxwell once relied on a weathered blue binder of maps to navigate through a day of picking up stray cats, patrolling parks for loose dogs and investigating cruelty reports. Now, a GPS device on the dashboard of his...
  • Mossburg fails math on pensions

    Mossburg fails math on pensions
    Marta Mossburg once again gets it wrong on public employee pensions, incorrectly claiming the state pension system suffered a poor rate of return ("On state pensions, 'Everyone else is doing it' is no excuse," Feb. 13). She does this by cherry picking a...
  • Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes

    Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes
    Baltimore County labor leaders plan to fight legislation by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would change the way public workers appeal county decisions on their retirement benefits, saying the bill would stack the deck against employees. The bill,...
  • Maryland budget reflects improving economy

    Maryland budget reflects improving economy
    Gov. Martin O'Malley released a $37 billion spending plan Wednesday that for the first time in recent years contains no drastic cuts or proposed tax increases. Amid a stronger economy, O'Malley also proposed to boost the pay for state workers, expand...
  • Same-sex marriage backers raise $3.2 million

    The main group supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland has raised $3.2 million and still has $1.2 million in its war chest to defend the law in the Nov. 6 referendum, according to a disclosure filed last night with the State Board of Elections. Among...
  • Baltimore Co. AFSCME members rally against Kamenetz

    Baltimore Co. AFSCME members rally against Kamenetz
    A Baltimore County union representing about 800 public employees filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the county Thursday, asking for an independent investigation after working for five months without a contract. Members of Local 921 of...
  • Baltimore County, public employees union reach agreement

    Members of a Baltimore County public employees union are guaranteed not to be furloughed or laid off through 2015 under a new labor agreement announced Wednesday. The Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, which represents about 1,600 members,...
  • Alleged gang leader being held in poor conditions, lawyer says

    Alleged gang leader being held in poor conditions, lawyer says
    As the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal prosecutors say, Tavon White could get access to pretty much whatever he wanted: drugs, phones, money and sex. He is now being held under more...
  • O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats

    O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates. The invitation, and decision to...
  • Baltimore has high rate of staff-inmate sex

    Baltimore has high rate of staff-inmate sex
    The Baltimore City Detention Center had the nation's second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at...
  • Security chief at Baltimore City Detention Center removed

    Security chief at Baltimore City Detention Center removed
    State officials said Tuesday they removed the security chief at the Baltimore City Detention Center in the wake of a federal indictment that alleged an extensive smuggling scheme involving gang members and officers at the facility. The Maryland...