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  • BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation

    BART accident that killed 2 workers under investigation
    Authorities on Sunday continued to investigate the deaths of two maintenance workers on a Bay Area Rapid Transit line Saturday, as a radio transmission of the accident emerged. "This is a tragic day in BART's history," Grace Crunican, general manager of...
  • Arundel's Neuman proposes retiree health changes

    Arundel's Neuman proposes retiree health changes
    Anne Arundel County government employees would have to work longer to get health insurance in retirement, and the county would pay for a smaller portion of the coverage under a bill proposed Thursday by the county executive. County Executive Laura...
  • Balto. County, AFSCME agree to contract

    Baltimore County has reached a three-year labor agreement with AFSCME Local 921, whose members had been working without a contract for more than a year. The new contract guarantees no furloughs or layoffs through 2016. It also provides employees a 3...
  • Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County

    Sheriff's union reaches labor agreement with Baltimore County
    Baltimore County sheriff's deputies are the latest group of employees to reach a three-year labor agreement with the county. County officials said Wednesday that members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 25 approved a contract similar to...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable

    Neuman calls Arundel retiree benefits system unsustainable
    Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...
  • Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising

    Obama outspends Romney on campaign advertising
    WASHINGTON — President Obama pumped three times more money into media ads than Republican challenger Mitt Romney last month as both candidates dramatically stepped up their spending, racing through as much money as they brought in. August marked...
  • $23 million for paid leave

    $23 million for paid leave
    As state investigators began looking into serious allegations of misconduct involving Renee Thornton in 2007, the human services employee was told to turn in her ID badge, return her office keys and stay home. She didn't go back to work for more than...
  • DCFS layoffs averted, for now

    DCFS layoffs averted, for now
    Nearly 300 workers slated to be laid off from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have won a reprieve amid high hopes that the struggling agency can recoup funding from the state Legislature. A nearly $90 million cut in the agency's...
  • Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House

    Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.   The showdown puts more than 700,...