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  • O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute

    O'Malley intervention could mean faster deal in Hopkins Hospital labor dispute
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's intervention in the wage fight between Johns Hopkins Hospital and its service workers reflects the lingering dispute's significance but also signals that it may be resolved soon. The hospital and members of the 1199 SEIU United...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • No agreement in contract talks at Hopkins Hospital

    No agreement in contract talks at Hopkins Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital and the labor union that represents 2,000 service workers ended contract talks without an agreement Tuesday night, despite intervention by the governor. The talks were the first since members of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare...
  • Unions answer to the Democratic Party, not their members [Letter]

    Unions answer to the Democratic Party, not their members [Letter]
    Public unions are at risk because union management is really answering to the Democratic Party and not its own members ("Public unions at risk," June 30). Charging outrageous fees to members to pay union leaders high salaries and donating many dollars...
  • In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer

    In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer
    Howard County's public schools are considered among the best in the country and its teacher salaries are near the top in Maryland, but such attributes haven't kept the system and its teachers' union from butting heads in a continuing contract dispute....
  • Port employers take longshoremen to court seeking strike damages

    Port employers take longshoremen to court seeking strike damages
    Employers at the port of Baltimore have asked a federal judge to force a local longshoremen's union to pay them more than $3.8 million in damages from a three-day strike last year. The lawsuit is the latest escalation in a long-standing labor contract...
  • Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan

    Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan
    Baltimore's police and fire unions are fighting a new proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to privatize part of the pensions of new employees — a move union officials argue will make it harder to recruit and retain the best young officers....
  • Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases

    Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases
    After months of negotiations, one strike and the threat of another, and intervention from the governor, Johns Hopkins Hospital and 2,000 service workers reached a tentative labor agreement early Tuesday that some said could become an "important benchmark"...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • A win-win for Hopkins [Editorial]

    A win-win for Hopkins  [Editorial]
    The tentative contract reached early Tuesday between Johns Hopkins Hospital and the labor union representing about 2,000 of its service workers represents a victory not only for the hospital and members of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East but...
  • Impasse talks begin for Howard schools, teachers union

    Impasse talks begin for Howard schools, teachers union
    Howard school officials will begin mediation with the county teachers union Wednesday, the latest step in contentious contract negotiations that lasted throughout the school year. The Howard County Education Association declared an impasse last month...
  • Hopkins Hospital workers give notice to strike

    Hopkins Hospital workers give notice to strike
    The labor union representing service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital has given the medical institution notice that employees are prepared to strike next week if negotiations over wages remain deadlocked. The notice issued by the 1199 SEIU United...