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  • Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

    Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat
    The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. "I will not let...
  • Trouble at North Branch

    Trouble at North Branch
    The corruption scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, with its salacious details of guards impregnated by an inmate, has gotten national headlines, but the state corrections department risks facing a bigger problem at the North Branch...
  • Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing

    Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing
    Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
  • No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016

    No layoffs, furloughs for Balto. Co. firefighters, paramedics through June 2016
    Baltimore County and union members have agreed to extend the contract for firefighters and paramedics through June 2016, guaranteeing no layoffs or furloughs through that time. The extension is for members of Baltimore County Professional Fire...
  • BART strike averted; judge orders 60-day cooling-off period

    BART strike averted; judge orders 60-day cooling-off period
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area commuters once again avoided a public transit shutdown Monday after a judge took the extraordinary step over the weekend of ordering a 60-day cooling-off period between the Bay Area Rapid Transit district and its three largest...
  • Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

    Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease
    An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday. The inmate, a man in his...
  • Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed

    Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed
    The security chief at a maximum-security prison in Western Maryland was removed from the job after senior-level staff failed to notify a guard of threats against him before he was stabbed by an inmate. The move followed Friday's announcement that a top...
  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks

    City workers protest Emanuel over contract talks
    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. "We...
  • UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests

    UC imposes pension terms on employees; union protests
    The already tense labor relations between the UC system and the union that represents about 8,300 custodians, gardeners and food service workers has taken a turn for the worse. After deadlocked negotiations, UC this week imposed terms that will...
  • 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....