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  • Wage negotiations continue between Hopkins, union

    Wage negotiations continue between Hopkins, union
    About 2,000 service and maintenance workers seeking raises have yet to come to an agreement with Johns Hopkins Hospital. The workers, who are members of labor union 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, have threatened to strike beginning April 9 if...
  • Don't leave tipped workers behind [Commentary]

    Don't leave tipped workers behind [Commentary]
    No one who works full time in the wealthiest nation in the world should have to raise his or her family in poverty. Yet that has become the reality for so many workers, especially women, across our country as the minimum wage has failed to keep pace...
  • In support of a minimum wage increase [Letter]

    Over the past several weeks, I have heard from scores of constituents urging me to support an increase in the federal minimum wage - but none more frequently than Michael O'Hara. Michael is a retired senior citizen who lives in Randallstown. He's...
  • USDA encourages early registration for Farm Service Agency programs

    For American dairy farmers, they will not get everything they want through the 2014 Farm Bill, but they should get everything they need, according to a Harford County dairy producer. "We're saying that we didn't get everything we want, but we got...
  • No agreement yet between Hopkins, service workers

    No agreement yet between Hopkins, service workers
    John Hopkins Hospital and the union representing housekeepers, food servers and other workers were unable to agree on a contract Thursday night, leaving open the possibility for a strike beginning April. 9. Local union 1199SEIU United Healthcare...
  • Hopkins should support its employees [Letter]

    Johns Hopkins Hospital's service and maintenance workers are currently in negotiations with hospital administrators as they seek fairer wages ("Wage war brews at Johns Hopkins Hospital," April 1). As physicians who work at Johns Hopkins, we stand with our...
  • Hopkins hospital workers authorize strike

    Hopkins hospital workers authorize strike
    Two thousand Johns Hopkins Hospital workers are set to go on strike at 6 a.m. Wednesday , after the hospital offered a wage proposal Tuesday that the union rejected as inadequate. The union decided Tuesday on a three-day strike after rejecting what it...
  • Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]

    Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]
    Reading Daniel Rodricks' latest liberal lunacy ("Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not spine," April 5), I was amazed as to how he wanted to equate Democrats with being sensible or somehow concerned about anyone other than themselves. First...
  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • For some, income drops as wage rises [Commentary]

    For some, income drops as wage rises [Commentary]
    It may be that some minimum wage earners would be harmed by an increase in the minimum wage because they would lose their jobs. But what about those who keep their jobs? A more surprising result is this: Some minimum wage earners who keep their jobs...
  • Hopkins workers strike over wages

    Hopkins workers strike over wages
    As striking service workers rallied Wednesday on Orleans Street in front of John Hopkins Hospital, a hospital official said that the East Baltimore medical institution can't raise wages too much without eliminating other jobs. "A key concern is making...
  • Education, not higher minimum wage, is the answer [Letter]

    Education, not higher minimum wage, is the answer [Letter]
    The minimum wage is a permanent wage for the undereducated, for whom robots and overseas labor have replaced the unskilled work that once paid a living wage ("Not so fast on minimum wage," Feb. 1). Moreover, by permitting students to leave school at age...