| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:30 AM
To be sure, the issue of a minimum wage is a complex one ("State leaders give partial backing to minimum-wage hike," Jan. 27).
Some are convinced that an increase in the minimum wage would result higher costs throughout the U.S. as well as affecting its...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A 58-year-old Yemeni man living in Baltimore was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for wire fraud in a $1.5 million illegal food stamp scheme, federal prosecutors announced.
Ahmed Ayedh Al-Jabrati was convicted of trading cash for Supplemental...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:15 AM
I keep waiting for the Republican Party to show some respect for the poor and to stop doing the bidding of the 1 percent. But then I saw that Republicans cut back funding for food stamps while providing more tax dollars for corporate-operated farms....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:17 AM
About 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital have threatened to strike if the hospital does not agree to a wage increase of as much as 40 percent for some employees.
A union representing the hospital's service and maintenance workers, including...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The deportation of non-violent undocumented immigrants is costly. It tears apart the very fabric of society, the family, thus causing irreparable emotional pain. There are costs in dollars and cents not only for the incarceration, often lengthy, of the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Two Korean citizens have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a food stamp fraud scheme and may face deportation, the U.S. Attorney in Baltimore announced this week.
The cases were part of a food stamp fraud sting that implicated 10 convenience...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:13 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Although Harford County Public Schools has not yet met the state's goals for student participation in the Free and Reduced Meals program – to the point they attracted a recent plea from Gov. Martin O'Malley to "feed these kids" – school...