| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Driven by a surge of opposition from people who live in Southwest Baltimore, several city leaders have withdrawn support for a major CSX Transportation rail facility proposed for the area.
Until recently, the project moved smoothly through early...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
A strike by hundreds of longshoremen who work the port of Baltimore's docks idled one of the region's big economic engines.
Launched early Wednesday morning, the strike shut down all of the port's public marine terminals, and its effects rippled out...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Striking longshoremen at the port of Baltimore worked at least one cruise ship Thursday as their stoppage closed the port's cargo terminals for a second day.
Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas arrived for its regular sailing,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:47 PM
The three-day strike that paralyzed the port of Baltimore is over — for now.
Striking longshoremen agreed late Friday to resume working on the docks during a 90-day "cooling-off period" while negotiations continue on a new local contract.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:54 AM
At the beginning of the year, the Port of Baltimore was on a roll. At Seagirt Marine Terminal, the ribbon was cut on a 50-foot-deep berth financed by a $1.3 billion public-private partnership between the port and Ports America Chesapeake. The investment...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Locust Point...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Aaron Barnett said that during his years of community and recreation work, he often heard comments that he should run for public office.
"People have been asking me for years, because of all the things I do in the community, why I haven't run before...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Richard P. Hughes Jr., the former leader of the International Longshoremen's Association who worked in the Baltimore docks before the advent of metal shipping containers and forklifts, died Wednesday, the ILA announced.
Hughes, a lifelong Baltimorean,...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:48 PM
After spending three decades at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Kevin Hux eagerly joined efforts this past year to unionize his workplace.
"I joined this union to have some kind of voice and be protected," said Hux, 55, who started in housekeeping shortly...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The union representing 14,500 East Coast and Gulf longshoremen and the representative of 43 port operators and shipping companies completed negotiations on a six-year deal, a federal mediator announced Wednesday afternoon.
The terms of the Master...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Longshoremen and the management of East Coast and Gulf ports reached a tentative agreement on a new master contract late Friday night, averting a threatened walkout next week.
The deal between the International Longshoremen's Association, which...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Dock workers and the management of 15 East Coast and Gulf ports reached a tentative agreement on a new master contract late Friday night, averting a threatened walkout on Wednesday.
The six-year deal between the International Longshoremen's Association,...