| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:43 PM
The state this month will begin sending all child support payments electronically, a move that the Maryland Department of Human Resources said Wednesday will save $1.4 million.
The Child Support Enforcement Administration says eliminating the paper check...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The glee with which Republicans greeted the delay in the employer coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act is heartless. Although it is politically motivated, such reveling will prove to be a political obstacle to Republican election chances in 2014....
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission.
Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:44 AM
The Susquehanna Workforce Network Inc., in partnership with the Sharon Ann Grose Education Group, placed 20 youth in a summer work experience. The youth who are all over 18 were placed with 22 different Harford County employers for a five-week, 30-hour...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:56 PM
This week, hundreds of Chicago workers organized a major labor strike, demanding a wage floor of $15 an hour and the right to unionize. Their protests come on the heels of the largest strike in the fast food industry's history, which took place in...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
From Bangor to Peoria, in the Huffington Post and in Forbes Magazine, the press is focusing on the minimum wage. While we hear and read about it constantly these days, many of us never take the time to reflect on what it really means.
When seen up...
| Sep 1, 2013
Labor Day weekend — the annual celebration of the American worker and our last summer fling — seems also a fitting time to review the state of working Baltimore.
The facts are these:
•Baltimore City's unemployment rate, as of July, is...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:01 PM
As two of the newest members of President Barack Obama's cabinet, we've both spent the past few months lending a fresh set of eyes and ears to the opportunities and challenges facing workers and American businesses. One concern facing both communities...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Harford County human resources director Scott Gibson, who has served for seven years, will be leaving county government Oct. 1, Harford County Executive David Craig announced Thursday.
Gibson accepted a position as vice president of human resources with...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I applaud The Sun's editorial board for recognizing (at least by implication) that raising the minimum wage is an election year gimmick ("Raise wages — no strings attached Sept. 9).
What concerns me is that you find it "hard to discern" what...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Officials at Harford County's huge military installation, Aberdeen Proving Ground, and defense contractors which operate local facilities, are being tight-lipped about their security protocols and any changes made following the shooting rampage at the...