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  • Will County talks end without contract

    Will County talks end without contract
    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...
  • Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights

    Union will ask Assembly to restore seniority rights
    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...
  • Detroit 'needs help,' is eligible for bankruptcy, judge rules

    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...
  • Bankruptcy protection offers hope for Detroit, setback for its unions

    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'...
  • Political, economic divisions remain after Detroit bankruptcy ruling

    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...
  • Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers

    Will County deal: Salary hikes for striking workers
    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...
  • Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract

    Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract
    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...
  • State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises

    State, local elected officials could vote to give themselves raises
    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...
  • 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...
  • Western Maryland prison on lockdown after assault on guards

    Western Maryland prison on lockdown after assault on guards
    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....
  • 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...