| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Much of the debate over the minimum wage in Maryland this year has focused more on increasing the pay for those who care for people with disabilities ("Still no wage agreement in Annapolis," March 25).
The chairman of the state Senate Finance Committee,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:17 AM
About 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital have threatened to strike if the hospital does not agree to a wage increase of as much as 40 percent for some employees.
A union representing the hospital's service and maintenance workers, including...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:55 PM
About 2,000 service and maintenance workers seeking raises have yet to come to an agreement with Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The workers, who are members of labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have threatened to strike beginning April 9 if...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:35 AM
No one who works full time in the wealthiest nation in the world should have to raise his or her family in poverty. Yet that has become the reality for so many workers, especially women, across our country as the minimum wage has failed to keep pace...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:13 AM
John Hopkins Hospital and the union representing housekeepers, food servers and other workers were unable to agree on a contract Thursday night, leaving open the possibility for a strike beginning April. 9.
Local union 1199SEIU United Healthcare...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
When U.S. Rep. James Moran Jr., a Virginia Democrat, announced in January that he would not seek re-election to Congress, I (along with every other sensible Democrat) breathed a sigh of relief.
Only a podiatrist or a contortionist could admire Mr....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:50 PM
As striking service workers rallied Wednesday on Orleans Street in front of John Hopkins Hospital, a hospital official said that the East Baltimore medical institution can't raise wages too much without eliminating other jobs.
"A key concern is making...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:28 PM
The owner of a Columbia medical practice was ordered to pay more than $142,600 in restitution and other costs for failing to remit employee contributions and loan repayments to the company's 401K plan, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages — and said they could walk off the job again.
Hopkins officials had not presented a...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As we at The Johns Hopkins Hospital enter day three of a labor strike, we want to assure our community that we are continuing to provide uninterrupted services to our patients, and we want to restate our priorities of caring about our patients, our...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The operator of concessions at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has joined with several local business organizations to provide new "enrichment" programs for its workers.
The move comes amid an effort by Unite Here, a labor union in the hospitality...