John Robert Reid Jr., 68, a retired health care union president who led an effort last year to raise wagers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died of heart disease and diabetic complications Aug. 31 at Sinai Hospital.
Maryland elected officials and the healthcare union representing workers at Laurel Regional Hospital announced an emergency bill Tuesday that would empower the Prince George's County Council to decide whether government funded hospitals can close.
A union representing Verizon workers is calling on the Maryland Public Service Commission to investigate what it calls a lack of investment by the telecommunication company in its copper-wire landline network as it moves toward Internet-based phone service.
Former Montgomery County Council president Valerie Ervin on Tuesday won the endorsement of Maryland Working Families -- a group with deep ties to labor -- in her bid for the 8th Congressional District.
A union that represents about 700 commercial office cleaners in Baltimore on Saturday ratified a new contract, securing an additional sick day and annual wage increases of 50 cents per hour for the next four years.
The union representing state transit police in Baltimore says commanders and agency administrators made "detrimental and disturbing" decisions that endangered officers during April's riots — adding another layer of criticism about the response by law enforcement leaders.
After finishing her tenure as a 30-year teacher at Hampstead Elementary School, Teresa McCulloh takes the reins of the Carroll County Education Association, a union representing teachers, guidance counselors and registered nurses in the county.
As the Carroll County Board of Education prepares for upcoming contract negotiations with the county teacher's union Carroll County Education Association this fall, both organizations say securing competitive salaries and reducing workloads for teachers will be a top priority.
Because of a decade-old provision in the county's contract with the local police union, the Baltimore County Police Department may only release an officer's last name, rank, assignment and length of service. The arrangement is unique in the Baltimore region, where most large departments, including Baltimore's, routinely release the full names of officers in police shootings.
A Washington-based union with members in suburban Maryland endorsed Rep. Donna F. Edwards' campaign for Senate on Wednesday, becoming the first labor group to back the Prince George¿s County lawmaker's bid.
Howard County's teachers union is calling on public schools Superintendent Renee Foose to retract information shared in an email she sent to educators and school staff last week about the fiscal year 2016 budget.
The management company for Harbor East said Monday it has contracted with a Baltimore-based firm to provide security at its properties, ending an agreement with a firm that had come under fire from union organizers.
The contract between Baltimore and the Fraternal Order of Police contains several impediments to accountability, according to a report from a criminologist who often examines policies for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Howard County school system officials joined forces with the teachers' union and community groups Wednesday to call on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to free up nearly $3 million in state funding for Howard schools in his final spending plan for next fiscal year.
The Harford County Board of Education and the Harford County Education Association, which is the local teachers' union, have reached a tentative agreement on a teacher compensation package and contract that includes a 1.5 percent pay increase for all teachers and a 3 percent salary step for all educators who are eligible.
The approval by local dockworkers of a long-debated labor contract in Baltimore sends a message to shippers that the city's port is "open for business," according to the International Longshoremen's Association.
Dozens of dockworkers have alleged in a federal lawsuit in Baltimore that national union officials illegally wrested control of their local chapter and thinned its ranks in order to push through an unfavorable labor contract they drafted in collusion with port of Baltimore employers.
Before a display of real and replica guns, pocket knives, brass knuckles, a torch and even a sock stuffed with a can of corn confiscated from students, the leader of the city school police union called on state lawmakers to reconsider a bill that would arm officers while they patrolled schools.
After paying nearly $2,200 in fees and dues and being sworn into the International Longshoremen's Association Local 333 in September, Jeff Worley received a letter Monday telling him his membership was never valid and that he would be issued a refund rather than be placed into a union work rotation.