Baltimore police officers secured a 3 percent raise and a $500 bonus in contract negotiations with the city, a short term deal that lasts through June and didn't require the officers to make any concessions.
The president of the Baltimore police union thanked an academy legal instructor for voicing concerns about the preparedness of recruits who received guns and badges over the weekend; while the president of the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund called for assurances that the concerns will be addressed.
Democrats, union leaders and immigrant advocates launched a campaign Monday to raise Maryland's minimum wage to $15 per hour. They started the campaign on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights icon's "Poor People's Campaign."
Baltimore has hired new lawyers from Philadelphia in a bid to restart contract talks with the city’s police union after its members overwhelmingly rejected a previous proposal in the fall. A new round of negotiations is scheduled to begin Friday.
There is excitement in the air as, after a several year hiatus, the Dream Big Union Bridge Community Group is bringing back the annual Holiday Decorating Contest for members of the Union Bridge Community.
Dream Big Union Bridge has been working diligently for several months to raise funds for two kiosks to be installed in town. The first kiosk, to be installed in the town square, will be dedicated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2.
As the teacher's union's new president, Colleen Morris says the Howard County Education Association will restore its relationship with the Howard County Public School System with support from the Board of Education and interim superintendent.
The proposal to build a $10 billion high-speed Maglev train between Baltimore and Washington has picked up the support of the North American Building Trades Unions and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, officials of both groups announced Wednesday.
State legislation to allow Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies to collectively bargain over salaries and benefits has been pre-filed in the House and Senate, as deputies' unions, the sheriff and county government are in agreement to move forward.
David McClure, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1300, said the city's $145 million bus route overhaul has been "a big mess" and created more problems that it's solved since it launched on June 18.
The union that represents rank-and-file police officers in Baltimore said Wednesday that the police department has no longterm plan to address the city's current "crime crisis," so it will be meeting directly with community members, business leaders and elected officials to discuss solutions.
The Baltimore Teachers Union has filed a second grievance over the layoff of teachers and aides last week, saying city schools administrators failed to provide required notice that would allow union leaders to try and save the jobs.
Members of the AFSCME union, which represents Harford County schools support staff, stated their case before the County Council Thursday as to why they should get better pay increases, rather than the 74 cents they have received over the past 11 years.