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 take, but one we thought we had to take. But late yesterday, we agreed to a one-week cooling off period at Gov. Martin O'Malley's request. We hope the time will make a difference.Johns Hopkins Hospital and strike 1199SEIU Ronald Peterson
The Ravens contacted Haloti Ngata's representatives earlier this offseason to begin contract extension talks that the team hoped would allow the 30-year-old defensive lineman to finish his career in Baltimore.
Larry Hogan isn't pledging to turn deep blue Maryland red if he's elected governor. He doesn't even hold out a lot of hope for purple. He just thinks that if he can win the Republican primary, he can beat the Democratic nominee and fundamentally change the way the state does business.
However, the reality is that the deals are vastly different and the original reports about Kaepernick's financial windfall are fairly misleading. Kaepernick's contract is extremely team-friendly and operates in more of a pay-as-you-go manner than the Ravens' structure for Flacco.
Many held signs reading "End Poverty Pay at Johns Hopkins Hospital." Some repeated union worker rally chants. Others brought their children and family for support. All gathered at the Inner Harbor to demand better wages and benefits from the world-renowned hospital.
The CEO of a Hunt Valley-based real estate investment trust, which has a porfolio of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across the U.S., was awarded $7.3 million in compensation for 2013, a year that the firm's returns placed it among the top performing REITs in the country.
"We had peace of mind, because we felt we'd have the kind of income so we didn't have to change our lifestyle," Gary Bassford said. "That whole process has been our road map ever since. We still live by that budget."
Service workers fighting for higher wages remained at loggerheads with The Johns Hopkins Hospital Friday as they ended a three-day strike over higher wages – and said they could walk off the job again.
In our discussions with 1199SEIU, we at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are striving to balance several different financial priorities within a finite pool of funds, to continue the kind of care people expect from us and to offer competitive compensation to all our employees to preserve job security. With our compensation comes one of the most generous benefits packages we know of offered by any employer.
The owner of a Columbia medical practice was ordered to pay more than $142,600 in restitution and other costs for failing to remit employee contributions and loan repayments to the company's 401K plan, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.
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.
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.
That's why nearly three in four Americans support raising the minimum wage. But Republicans in Congress stand in lock-step opposition. Some even want to scrap the minimum wage entirely. One Republican Congressman said he would vote to repeal it if he had the chance. These arguments aren't new. Opponents of the minimum wage have been using them for years. And time and again, they have been proven wrong. Raising the minimum wage is good for businesses, good for workers, and good for our entire