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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thousands of state workers forced to pay union fees

    Maryland's largest state employee union is set to begin collecting fees from nonmembers this month — a move that sets up the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for what could be a $4.7 million gain...
  • State employee unions have outlived their usefulness

    As a state employee I am irate that my constitutional rights are being violated by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ("State workers to pay unions," July 5). I wouldn't be so angry if the non-union member fee wasn't just $4...
  • SHA contract scandal shows risks of outsourcing government work

    Recent stories in The Sun regarding contracting out by the State Highway Administration provide some important warnings to those who recommend the privatization of state services. Advocates of privatizing state services are quick to suggest that such...
  • New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer

    New death penalty law, appeals delay trials in killing of correctional officer
    In the past five years, since corrections officer David McGuinn was stabbed to death at the hulking House of Correction in Jessup, there have been major changes in Maryland's corrections system — new prisons built, new programs added and tighter...
  • 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...
  • City circuit court workers protest filthy conditions

    City circuit court workers protest filthy conditions
    Roughly 40 Baltimore circuit court employees and their union representatives marched to City Hall Monday afternoon, complaining of dangerous courthouse conditions and threatening to sue if they don't get funds for new office space, as prosecutors have...
  • 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...
  • Mayor plans to raise bottle tax to pay for school construction

    Mayor plans to raise bottle tax to pay for school construction
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday. The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
  • Three Harford school employee groups OK county executive's $1,250 bonus plan; teachers union still considering it

    The Harford County Board of Education and three of five school employee bargaining units reached a memorandum of understanding prior to Monday evening's board meeting on the disbursement of a $1,250 one-time bonus County Executive David Craig proposed...