| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:43 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:11 PM
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.
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:44 AM
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...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:05 PM
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.
| Feb 15, 2013
| 11:47 AM
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....