| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:29 AM
With a Nov. 13 deadline looming, a federal arbitrator called Will County officials and union leaders together in an attempt to reach an agreement in contract talks that began more than a year ago.
Both sides met Tuesday, days after union leaders filed...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Contract talks for Will County employees ended early Friday morning with no resolution and no plans to meet again—a move that could trigger a strike Monday.
County and union officials were called back to the bargaining table Wednesday in hopes...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Maryland's largest state employees' union will throw its support behind Sen. Brian E. Frosh in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
AFSCME Council 3 will hold a rally Saturday in Baltimore to announce its endorsement of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:50 AM
California hunters did not pull enough weight to stop the state Legislature from approving a bill last week that would ban the use of lead bullets for sport shooting of animals.
So now, with AB 711 on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, a coalition opposed to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:05 PM
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.
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The University of California reached a tentative contract agreement with unionized nurses at its medical and student-health facilities, averting a one-day walkout that had been scheduled for Wednesday.
The four-year agreement still needs to be voted...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Will County employees took to the picket lines Monday after last week's breakdown of negotiations between county and union officials. .
Nearly 1,000 employees went on strike and many of those picketed outside 26 county facilities to show their unity for...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 5:13 PM
DETROIT (AP) — The city's biggest employee union, retirees and even a few dozen residents filed objections Monday to Detroit's request for bankruptcy protection, the largest municipal filing in U.S. history and a move aimed at wiping away billions...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
After nearly five months of negotiations, about 130 of 329 union city employees will receive a 2 percent wage increase and some will advance a step on the wage scale, thanks to the Hagerstown City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday night to approve...
| 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....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
For Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...