| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:44 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:22 AM
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,...
| 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.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:23 PM
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...
| 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....