| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Contract talks between Will County officials and union representatives for striking workers ended Monday night without an agreement.
It was the first time both sides have met since county employees went on strike on Nov. 18. County and union officials...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:52 PM
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'...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:41 AM
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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is shifting the job of vetting who is eligible to receive state health care coverage for the poor from an outside company to state employees, a move Republicans criticized Tuesday as a “backroom deal” that will...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
State lawmakers and some local politicians are considering raising their own salaries in 2014 — proposals that supporters say might have more traction now that Maryland is a few years out of the recession.
This week, a state commission...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A prison in Western Maryland is on lockdown after at least one recent assault by inmates on correctional officers, and union officials have planned a meeting with the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services this week....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:51 PM
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...