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  • Hospital workers, custodians and tutors plan UC strike Wednesday

    Hospital workers, custodians and tutors plan UC strike Wednesday
    UC campuses and medical centers are preparing for a one-day strike Wednesday by service workers, patient care employees and student tutors. Some elective surgeries and treatments have been postponed at the system’s hospitals and replacement...
  • NTSB to investigate deaths of workers killed by BART train

    NTSB to investigate deaths of workers killed by BART train
    The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers who were hit and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Saturday as they were conducting a track inspection. Two federal investigators were on their way to...
  • City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks

    City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks
    Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years. "We...
  • UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests

    UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests
    The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse. After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
  • 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...
  • Arundel's Neuman proposes retiree health changes

    Arundel's Neuman proposes retiree health changes
    Anne Arundel County government employees would have to work longer to get health insurance in retirement, and the county would pay for a smaller portion of the coverage under a bill proposed Thursday by the county executive. County Executive Laura...
  • Balto. County, AFSCME agree to contract

    Baltimore County has reached a three-year labor agreement with AFSCME Local 921, whose members had been working without a contract for more than a year. The new contract guarantees no furloughs or layoffs through 2016. It also provides employees a 3...
  • Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County

    Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County
    Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county. County officials said Wednesday that members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 approved a contract similar to...
  • Anne Arundel government goes for the Gmail

    Anne Arundel government goes for the Gmail
    Anne Arundel County government officials say the days of delays are gone for employees opening and responding to email messages. More than 6,000 county government email addresses were switched this month from an old system called GroupWise to a Google-...
  • Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects

    Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects
    Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center. The officers were among 19...
  • Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix

    Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix
    Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week. Details of the measure were unclear today and its...