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  • BWI concessions company offers new 'enrichment' program for workers

    BWI concessions company offers new 'enrichment' program for workers
    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...
  • Longshoremen ordered to pay millions in damages for port strike

    Longshoremen ordered to pay millions in damages for port strike
    A federal arbitrator has ordered a local longshoremen's union to pay nearly $4 million in damages after a labor strike in October led to lost revenue at the port of Baltimore. The damages awarded Friday provide the first estimate for how costly the...
  • Baltimore Teachers Union announces tentative contract

    Baltimore Teachers Union announces tentative contract
    The Baltimore Teachers Union announced Tuesday a tentative contract that would give city teachers a 1 percent raise every year until 2016 and revise a career ladder introduced in 2010 that allowed teachers to move up the pay ladder faster. According...
  • Season 2 of 'House of Cards' packs theatrical power

    Season 2 of 'House of Cards' packs theatrical power
    There’s a scene near the end of one of the first episodes of the new season of “House of Cards” that features Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood late at night sharing a smoke at an open window of their Washington...
  • Obama says he will tighten fuel standards for big trucks

    Obama says he will tighten fuel standards for big trucks
    UPPER MARLBORO — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will tighten fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of an effort to address greenhouse gas pollution...
  • UMMS to provide management to Union Hospital

    UMMS to provide management to Union Hospital
    The University of Maryland Medical System will provide management services to Union Hospital in Elkton, the latest in a series of partnerships state hospitals are forming as they prepare for changes in the health reimbursement system. The affiliation...
  • Officials react to complaints of postal delays

    Officials react to complaints of postal delays
    — Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • New Baltimore schools chief navigated complex terrain in Milwaukee

    New Baltimore schools chief navigated complex terrain in Milwaukee
    — Newly named to head Baltimore's public schools, Gregory E. Thornton has unfinished business in the district he is leaving behind after 31/2 tumultuous years. Wearing a red T-shirt, he arrived Friday at a school where, to peals of laughter, the...
  • School board adds step increase for teachers in budget proposal

    School board adds step increase for teachers in budget proposal
    The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted Wednesday to fully fund teacher salary step increases in this year's operating budget request — a move that is slated to add $6.2 million to the overall $1.04 billion package interim Superintendent...
  • Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce

    Federal employee unions look to improve image of workforce
    Howard Friedman has heard the chatter from his own community to Capitol Hill — sometimes questions, sometimes complaints about the federal workforce, its size and its cost. The Gaithersburg man, an attorney and union leader at the U.S. Patent...
  • Obama must not abandon Ukraine's democrats [Letter]

    Obama must not abandon Ukraine's democrats [Letter]
    I am extremely disappointed by President Obama's lack of engagement in Ukraine. It pains me that Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be playing him for a toothless paper tiger ("Obama plans to talk to Russia's Putin about Ukraine deal Friday –...