| May 13, 2014
| 5:15 AM
I always have to laugh when I read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column in your paper. He's always pitching his fantasy of the Republican party as the champion of "small business," when in fact we all know the Republican party is the champion of big,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.
On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The union fighting to improve service worker wages at Johns Hopkins Hospital has proposed to a state panel that it require hospitals to disclose whether their workers receive food stamps or other public assistance when reporting what benefit the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The Baltimore City Council is unanimously calling for area companies to pay their security guards more.
The resolution, which supports the efforts of private security guards to unionize, says labor unions "allow for improved terms and working conditons....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:03 AM
I spent several days in New York last week with students from around the country who were preparing to head into the heartland to help organize Walmart workers for better jobs and wages. (Full familial disclosure: My son Adam is one of the leaders.)...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:07 PM
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...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One only has to take a look at the story about the death of 14-year-old Najee Thomas in Cherry Hill and have lived in the inner city to understand the circumstances ("In Cherry Hill, shooting takes a good friend's life," April 23).