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  • Federal employees face crucial questions in Obama's second term

    President Barack Obama begins his second term with a solid record of accomplishments related to the federal workforce, but with more crucial questions facing federal employees than at any time in the past four years. Although Obama didn't mention federal...
  • Illinois Supreme Court rules Quinn can close state prisons

    Illinois Supreme Court rules Quinn can close state prisons
    The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Pat Quinn can move forward with the closure of several prisons and juvenile justice facilities. In its ruling, the court ordered an Alexander County judge to dissolve a preliminary injunction that...
  • County will scrap new emergency dispatch system, upgrade older one

    County will scrap new emergency dispatch system, upgrade older one
    Anne Arundel County will not revive the new emergency dispatch system that it unplugged a year ago, but will instead scrap it and modernize its old system. Launched in December 2011, the new dispatch system operated for just three weeks before it was...
  • Unions Join Forces To Advocate Change In Law So Newtown Responders, School Staff Get Workers Compensation

    Deliberations about possible legislation to expand state workers compensation to police who responded to the Newtown school massacre have changed direction: There is now a move to also include school staff members and medical examiners' personnel who were...
  • Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer

    Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer
    Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88. "Ernie was one hell of a trade...
  • Balt. Co. employee dies after emergency at former golf course

    A Baltimore County worker employed with the Property Management Division died after emergency personnel responded to a former golf course in Kingsville where he was working Monday, but officials released few details about the death. County spokeswoman...
  • Arbitrator OKs Illinois prison closures

    Arbitrator OKs Illinois prison closures
    A federal arbitrator says Governor Pat Quinn may proceed with the closure of seven Illinois prisons. But first, the union that represents prison guards will ask a judge to maintain an order prohibiting the closures. Many of those guards will lose...
  • Baltimore Co. AFSCME members rally against Kamenetz

    Baltimore Co. AFSCME members rally against Kamenetz
    A Baltimore County union representing about 800 public employees filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the county Thursday, asking for an independent investigation after working for five months without a contract. Members of Local 921 of...
  • Group urges federal benefits protections, decries tax breaks outside Schiff's Burbank office

    Group urges federal benefits protections, decries tax breaks outside Schiff's Burbank office
    Roughly a dozen activists and union members gathered outside the Burbank office of Rep. Adam Schiff’s Wednesday, urging the congressman to protect federal health insurance programs, while blasting what they called the nation's “rigged tax...
  • Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes

    Kamenetz proposal would change process for worker benefit disputes
    Baltimore County labor leaders plan to fight legislation by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would change the way public workers appeal county decisions on their retirement benefits, saying the bill would stack the deck against employees. The bill,...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....