| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Members of a Baltimore County public employees union are guaranteed not to be furloughed or laid off through 2015 under a new labor agreement announced Wednesday.
The Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, which represents about 1,600 members,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The inmates' requests often start small, former corrections officers say: a ballpoint pen, for example, or a sandwich from beyond the prison walls.
"You may think it's insignificant," said former Cpl. Sheila Hill, who retired last year from the Patuxent...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:48 AM
It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual.
The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not ...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:53 PM
One of the corrections officers accused this week of helping Black Guerrilla Family members smuggle drugs into a Baltimore jail was flagged seven years ago for alleged gang ties.
A state investigator raised concerns in 2006 that Antonia Allison might...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:22 PM
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard ordered polygraph tests Friday of top administrators and "integrity reviews" of every employee at the Baltimore City Detention Center in an effort to root out corruption at the jail.
Maynard has moved his...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88.
"Ernie was one hell of a trade...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 6:00 AM
I was reading about some American Federal of State, County and Municipal Employees getting retroactive raises back to July 1. How nice. By way of this letter, you're welcome.
I say this because Gov. Martin O'Malley and AFSCME thought it would be more...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Animal control officer Anthony Maxwell once relied on a weathered blue binder of maps to navigate through a day of picking up stray cats, patrolling parks for loose dogs and investigating cruelty reports.
Now, a GPS device on the dashboard of his...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates.
The invitation, and decision to...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Embattled Coppin State University President Reginald S. Avery will step down in January, nearly a year after faculty gave him a vote of no confidence for lacking vision and before his initiatives to improve the state's lowest graduation rates have shown...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 5:36 PM
State officials tapped a veteran psychiatric hospital administrator Wednesday to take over leadership of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, where two recent killings have sparked questions about the safety and therapy provided at Maryland's maximum-...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Workers at Maryland's maximum-security psychiatric hospital in Jessup, where two patients were slain recently, are calling on the state to address what they describe as problems in treatment and a pervasive climate of fear.
In the letter to state...