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  • Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it

    Email issues? Maryland officials opt to Google it
    Not long ago state officials in Maryland faced a technology roadblock that anyone who works at a private company would find quaint: There was no easy way to blast an email to the entire workforce. For an administration led by an early BlackBerry addict,...
  • Caregivers Have A Right To Reject Union

    The Democratic party is the party of government because it embraces a proposition it has done much to refute — that government is a nimble, skillful social engineer — and because government employees are a significant component of the party'...
  • Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions

    Supreme Court to hear 1st Amendment challenge to labor unions
    The Supreme Court will hear a 1st Amendment case this week involving Chicago-area in-home care providers that could end up dealing a major blow to public-sector labor unions. Illinois, California, Maryland, Connecticut and other states have long used...
  • Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case

    Scalia may be swing vote in union-fees case
    WASHINGTON — The future of public-sector labor unions may rest with conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court debated whether teachers and other public employees should continue to be required to pay union fees, even if...
  • Paying one's dues [Editorial]

    Paying one's dues  [Editorial]
    Public employees have a right to be represented by a union and to collective bargaining in states like Maryland where the law allows it. And the only way such a system can work — at least on a practical level — is to require all those...
  • Who should pay union dues?

     Who should pay union dues?
    Workers shouldn't have to choose between their jobs and their consciences. They shouldn't have to pay money to press a political agenda they don't agree with, and if they belong to a union that uses their dues for politicking, as most unions do, they...
  • City Council challenges mayor's pension change

    City Council challenges mayor's pension change
    Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan. City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
  • No half measures for Baltimore pension reform [Editorial]

    No half measures for Baltimore pension reform  [Editorial]
    City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
  • Howard County asks court to toss former fire official's lawsuit

    Howard County asks court to toss former fire official's lawsuit
    Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...
  • Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers

    Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers
    Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question. They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
  • Commentary: Contract negotiations are now more transparent

    "We must be aware of needless innovation, especially when guided by logic." — Winston Churchill It's heartening for taxpayers that transparency in public employee labor negotiations is starting to spread across Orange County and even the state....