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  • Florida Democrats leery the Rick Scott election machine will doom social issues

    Florida Democrats leery the Rick Scott election machine will doom social issues
    TALLAHASSEE – With a high-stakes gubernatorial election this fall, Florida Democrats say they fear ruling Republicans will be road-blocking some otherwise non-controversial bills to avoid forcing Gov. Rick Scott to stake out a position on them....
  • 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...
  • 2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train

    2 maintenance workers struck and killed by BART train
    Two maintenance workers were struck and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit commuter train Saturday, two days into a labor strike that officials warned could cripple the area's transportation system starting Monday. The workers were investigating a...
  • BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation

    BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation
    Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit line Saturday, as a radio transmission of the accident emerged. "This is a tragic day in BART's history," Grace Crunican, general manager of...
  • 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...
  • BART workers killed by train to be remembered at vigils

    BART workers killed by train to be remembered at vigils
    Two candlelight vigils will be held Sunday night to honor the two workers killed Saturday by a Bay Area Rapid Transit train. The vigils for the workers will be at 6 p.m. at the Walnut Creek BART station and Lake Merritt Plaza in Oakland, according to...
  • Annapolis reaches agreements with employee unions

    Annapolis reaches agreements with employee unions
    The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement. Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...
  • UC union authorizes a possible strike at campuses, hospitals

    UC union authorizes a possible strike at campuses, hospitals
    Members of the union that represents 22,000 service workers and patient care employees at UC campuses and hospitals have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a possible strike in the future if a contract agreement is not reached, officials said Friday....
  • Delaney charts his own path

    Delaney charts his own path
    Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans. Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...