| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Maryland's largest state workers union will ask the General Assembly to undo a Court of Appeals ruling that would erode traditional seniority protections for thousands of public employees.
The state's highest court held last week that when jobs reopen...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Saks Inc. warned state regulators Wednesday that it plans to lay off 191 employees in Aberdeen starting Jan. 3, a move the company said comes as a result of its November acquisition by Hudson's Bay Co.
Some of the work at the Saks complex, which includes...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Plans to lay off 191 employees from the Saks Incorporated Distribution Facility in Aberdeen, announced earlier this month, will end up affecting about 70 percent of the facility's workforce and are raising questions among workers if the facility is...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:46 AM
To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes.
At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As Americans, we all agree that everyone should get a fair hearing in our nation's courtrooms. Public defenders — lawyers assigned to those unable to afford one — ensure that every American's right to legal counsel, and a fair trial, is...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Severna Park company Dynasplint Systems Inc. laid off 500 employees, including about 250 in Maryland, on Tuesday after its lender moved to foreclose on its property, including cash that was to cover payroll.
In a letter to laid-off employees obtained...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Baltimore County and union members have agreed to extend the contract for firefighters and paramedics through June 2016, guaranteeing no layoffs or furloughs through that time.
The extension is for members of Baltimore County Professional Fire...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I'm neither an employee nor a stockholder in Sysco or U.S. Food Service, but this combination will not benefit either company or its employees ("Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion," Dec. 9).
Two companies calling on...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Unionized public health nurses in Baltimore County have agreed to a two-year contract extension that provides job security through June 2016, county officials said Thursday.
The deal with the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Many Maryland hospital and health system CEOs received pay increases in recent years even as they complained of shrinking profit margins and warned of cutbacks unless they could increase the rates they charge.
Eleven executives earning seven-figure...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:58 PM
The Orioles are setting their rotation for the season’s stretch run and the immediate result may be a long layoff for Miguel Gonzalez or, potentially, a skipped start for Scott Feldman.
Starting Tuesday in Boston, the Orioles will finish the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Sixty workers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center lost their jobs last week after the hospital closed its skilled nursing facility division where patients go for rehabilitation after a hospital stay.
The hospital said its skilled nursing unit has...