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  • Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees

    Kamenetz under fire for refusing to repay police retirees
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is drawing criticism for refusing to repay hundreds of police retirees who a judge found were overcharged for their health insurance. Last month, a county circuit judge gave the county 20 days to pay about $573,...
  • Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness

    Maritime union hopes film on 2009 pirate attack will raise awareness
    After Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates during the dramatic rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips off the Horn of Africa in 2009, the merchant mariner became an overnight star, lauded as a hero for sacrificing himself to save his cargo ship's crew....
  • Brown says he'll back minimum wage bill

    Brown says he'll back minimum wage bill
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown told union members Monday that he will back legislation to increase Maryland's minimum wage in the 2014 General Assembly session whether Gov. Martin O'Malley is on board or not. Brown, who was in Baltimore to accept the...
  • FOP claims Balto. Co. now owes $1.6 million in retiree case

    FOP claims Balto. Co. now owes $1.6 million in retiree case
    The Baltimore County police union says the county now owes hundreds of retired officers nearly $1.6 million in health insurance refunds and interest — about $1 million more than previously estimated. The new figures surfaced Tuesday at a...
  • Union calls for independent review of Harbor Point toxins

    Union calls for independent review of Harbor Point toxins
    Union organizers called on the developers of the Harbor Point site to submit to an outside environmental review, staging a small demonstration Saturday with a pair of workers dressed in hazmat suit costumes. Morgan Webb Battista, an organizer with the...
  • Teachers back Brown for governor

    Teachers back Brown for governor
    The state's largest teachers union threw its support behind the gubernatorial candidacy of Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Saturday, passing over three other candidates who sought its endorsement. Delegates to the Maryland State Education Association...
  • Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed

    Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed
    The security chief at a maximum-security prison in Western Maryland was removed from the job after senior-level staff failed to notify a guard of threats against him before he was stabbed by an inmate. The move followed Friday's announcement that a top...
  • Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners

    Craig, Gansler pledge tax breaks for pensioners
    Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union. Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
  • Baltimore-based flight attendant leading Southwest contract negotiations

    Baltimore-based flight attendant leading Southwest contract negotiations
    Audrey Stone doesn't hesitate when asked how long current contract negotiations will last between Southwest Airlines and the flight attendants union she leads. "As long as it takes," Stone said on a recent morning in Baltimore — a city she has...
  • Annapolis firefighters, city hall at odds over breast cancer shirts

    Annapolis firefighters, city hall at odds over breast cancer shirts
    As a matter of principle, members of the Annapolis firefighters union are facing fines of up to $1,000 a day and six-month prison terms. Their offense: selling breast cancer awareness T-shirts. "We're trying to do something good for the community and we'...
  • City school police seek better benefits for injuries in line of duty

    City school police seek better benefits for injuries in line of duty
    When city school police officer Joseph Baribeault attempted to arrest two combative students at the old Greenspring Middle School, he ended up injured at the bottom of two flights of concrete stairs. Even though the city has acknowledged his disabilities...
  • City schools chief Alonso resigns

    City schools chief Alonso resigns
    Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system. Under Alonso's leadership,...