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  • Gansler joins court employees protesting conditions

    Gansler joins court employees protesting conditions
    Under the marble columns of Baltimore's downtown courthouse Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler joined about three dozen court staff protesting the working conditions inside. Workers at the century-old courthouse have been complaining...
  • Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law

    Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law
    A coalition of labor unions on Monday asked a court in Springfield to prevent a new state law aimed at curbing Illinois’ public employee pension debt from taking effect next month until questions about its constitutionality have been resolved. The...
  • 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...
  • Public unions at risk [Editorial]

    Public unions at risk  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court didn't kill a key underpinning of public sector unionism Monday, but it surely put it on life support. The court's ruling in the Illinois case Harris v. Quinn, which related to the mandatory collection of so-called "fair share" fees from...
  • Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union

    Home healthcare ruling may inhibit growth of powerful union
    The Service Employees International Union has been one of the fastest-growing unions in the country, a success story during a challenging time for labor. But the SEIU may have trouble maintaining its growth after Monday's Supreme Court decision allowing...
  • Cardin accuses critics of intimidating volunteer, violating reporting rules

    Cardin accuses critics of intimidating volunteer, violating reporting rules
    Del. Jon S. Cardin, a candidate for attorney general, has accused two Baltimore lawmakers of intimidating a campaign volunteer and an anti-Cardin committee of violating campaign finance rules. In a letter to State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt over the...
  • Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race

    Out-of-state groups pump money into attorney general's race
    Out-of-state groups are pumping last-minute cash into the Maryland attorney general's race, fueling a barrage of campaign ads, including $240,000 in TV commercials purchased by a Florida-based fund that won't reveal its donors. The ads purchased by the...
  • Protesters question city water system study

    Protesters question city water system study
    About 50 protesters rallied Wednesday outside Baltimore City Hall to object to a proposed study of the water system, a step they fear could eventually put the system in private hands. The group, led by labor organizers and the nonprofit Corporate...
  • AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event

    AFSCME to rally taxi drivers at afternoon event
    Union leaders are planning to push their effort to strengthen Chicago cabbies' bargaining position with the city by holding a march and rally today in the Loop. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees' afternoon event is timed...
  • Union-backed PAC blasts Rauner in TV ad

    Union-backed PAC blasts Rauner in TV ad
    A political action committee backed by public employee unions launched its first general election TV ad today, criticizing Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner over taxation of the elderly. Officials from the Illinois Freedom PAC would not...
  • Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago

    Supreme Court ruling signals trouble for state, Chicago
    The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being challenged in...