| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Maryland's largest state workers union will ask the General Assembly to undo a Court of Appeals ruling that would erode traditional seniority protections for thousands of public employees.
The state's highest court held last week that when jobs reopen...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Saying that “the city needs help,” a judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection and can cut municipal employee pensions as it reorganizes its finances.
“This case was filed in good cause and should not be...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:03 PM
After a federal judge ruled that Detroit was eligible for bankruptcy protection and cleared the way for municipal pensions to be cut, city officials were upbeat, called for unity and urged people to look ahead with optimism.
But for the unions, whose...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:52 PM
After a federal judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit was eligible for bankruptcy protection and cleared the way for municipal pensions to be cut, city officials were upbeat, called for unity and urged residents to look ahead with optimism.
But for the city'...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Will County employees Thursday ratified a new contract that gets them back to work and increases their salaries over the next three years.
The contract includes 4.5 percent in cost of living increases over the next three years and a change in the salary...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Earlier this year, the Baltimore Brew broke a story of a pilot program through HUD that would allow the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) to transition 22 public housing high-rises to private ownership over the next two years. Citing a lack of...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said.
Governing has been even tougher.
In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
| Apr 13, 2014
Row upon row of brand-new squad cars sit in a parking lot not far from the state fairgrounds in Springfield, waiting to be driven out onto state highways. Waiting. And waiting.
The cars, 85 model year 2013 Chevrolet Caprices that were delivered last...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn finds himself in a bit of a political pickle: he’s running for re-election on a pledge to cut property taxes, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to raise Chicago property taxes as part of a plan to shore up the city’s ailing...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The Maryland State Education Association is supporting Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination, adding the support of the state's largest teachers union to his list of labor endorsements.
The MSEA decided to back Frosh, a veteran Montgomery...