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  • Robert W. Cos, crane safety consultant

    Robert W. Cos, crane safety consultant
    Robert W. Cos, a crane equipment safety consultant who raised awareness in the 1980s of the unsafe car practice called "clipping," died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime Canton resident was 65. Robert William Cos, whose...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley promises corrections reform as GOP calls for audit

    O'Malley promises corrections reform as GOP calls for audit
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday that he would expand the use of technology to block cell phone calls in Maryland corrections facilities, part of a set of reforms designed to "root out corruption" after a federal indictment alleged widespread gang...
  • 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,...
  • Maryland state offices going off the bottle

    Maryland state offices going off the bottle
    The O'Malley administration has decided to stop buying bottled water for state facilities where tap water is available, saying it's striking a blow for frugality and the environment at the same time. The state's "Green Purchasing Committee," formed...
  • Morgan State needs a world-class administration to build a world-class campus

    Regarding your recent article "Morgan president says campus needs facelift" (Oct. 11), Morgan State University students, faculty and staff do indeed deserve a world-class campus, but they also need a world-class administration dedicated to the best...
  • Harford teachers, school board at a standstill on contract

    After reaching an "impasse" in salary negotiations, the Harford County Education Association bargaining team has requested mediation with the Harford County Board of Education. Both sides were in a bargaining session Thursday to reach an agreement on...
  • Union fee will protect workers — and improve state services

    I am writing in response to the recent letter to the editor by Dels. Gail Bates and Warren Miller, "Money grab by state employee unions makes workplace less free," bashing state employees' organizations, and suggesting that democracy, patriotism and...