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  • Giant Food, Safeway workers authorize strike against chains

    Giant Food, Safeway workers authorize strike against chains
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway in parts of Maryland, Virginia and Washington voted Wednesday to authorize a strike against the supermarket chains, saying management has refused to offer a fair labor contract. Members of United Food & Commercial...
  • Giant and Safeway workers may consider labor contract Wednesday

    Giant and Safeway workers may consider labor contract Wednesday
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway supermarkets in the Baltimore-Washington area could vote on a new labor contract as early as Wednesday. Negotiations continued Monday between management for the two chains and union representatives for 28,000 Giant...
  • Balto. County teachers must pay union dues without membership

    Balto. County teachers must pay union dues without membership
    Donald Whitby, a library media specialist at Arbutus Middle School, decided not to join the Baltimore County teachers union when he began teaching in 2001. So he was surprised when a large packet of information from the union arrived in the mail at his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Union renews push for labor protections at UM Medical Center

    Union renews push for labor protections at UM Medical Center
    The union representing thousands of Maryland health care workers is renewing a push to apply state labor protections and collective bargaining laws to employees at the University of Maryland Medical Center, a move that hospital officials say is not needed...
  • Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day

    Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day
    Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at a rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales. More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year — twice the...
  • 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,...
  • Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract

    Giant and Safeway workers ratify three-year contract
    Workers for Giant Food and Safeway stores in the Baltimore-Washington region voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a three-year labor contract that preserves health benefits and raises wages over three years. Leaders with the United Food and...
  • 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....