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  • Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights

    Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights
    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...
  • Detroit 'needs help,' is eligible for bankruptcy, judge rules

    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...
  • Political, economic divisions remain after Detroit bankruptcy ruling

    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...
  • Bankruptcy protection offers hope for Detroit, setback for its unions

    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'...
  • Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers

    Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers
    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...
  • Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable

    Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable
    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...
  • Selling off and selling out [Commentary]

    Selling off and selling out [Commentary]
    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...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    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,...
  • State's new fleet of squad cars not on road

     State's new fleet of squad cars not on road
    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...
  • Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal

    Quinn in pickle over Emanuel property tax hike proposal
    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...
  • Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general

    Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general
    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...