It's past time for another presidential initiative to consider ways to improve conditions in Central America, address the challenges of drugs and migration, and work with all responsible actors in the region. In the spirit of President John Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, this should not be a purely North American venture. Frankly, given our recent perceived indifference, that wouldn't be taken seriously by many of our neighbors in any event.
While it is encouraging that Maryland legislators are working to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, the recent decision by the House of Delegates (if left to stand) to freeze the tipped minimum wage would represent a significant step backward for thousands of workers, particularly women.
As he runs for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has hosted politically influential guests — including lobbyists, campaign contributors and union leaders — in the state's skybox at Redskins stadium, records show.
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler asked his Democratic rivals Tuesday to keep third-party spending out of the race for governor, pointing to other states where such agreements are said to cut down on negative attack ads.
Richard P. Hughes Jr., a port labor leader recalled as a "feared negotiator" who rose to become president of the International Longshoremen's Association, died of heart and lung disease Sept. 11 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week.
Senate leaders struck a deal Tuesday to avoid a showdown over the use of filibusters, ending a political drama and clearing the way for Marylander Thomas E. Perez to win confirmation as head of the Labor Department.
President Barack Obama nominated Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor today, the first step in what is shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle for the Justice Department official, civil rights attorney and longtime Marylander.
Ernest B. Crofoot, a labor organizer who later became head of Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday from complications of cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Hispanic and union leaders in Maryland applauded reports Sunday that Thomas E. Perez, a longtime civil rights attorney who led the state's labor department for two years, is poised to be nominated secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor as early as this week.
President Barack Obama is expected to soon nominate a successor to lead the Social Security Administration to replace the Bush-era appointee, but the White House is mum on who should take the helm at the nearly 75-year-old entitlement agency that faces voluminous backlogs, potential insolvency and a stack of critics.
Unite Here — a labor union trying to organize workers at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore — set up outside the hotel Tuesday to publicize a federal agency's decision to take the company to trial over alleged unfair labor practices.
Alcoholic-beverage company Diageo pumped just over $50 million into upgrading its Baltimore County bottling facility, replacing 40-year-old equipment to make the plant more efficient — and give it a shot at growth.