| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Maryland officials approved $16 billion in contracts Wednesday that are intended to change the way state employees use health care by offering rewards for taking steps to stay well — and imposing penalties for refusing to comply.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam.
The firefighters say the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
The Coast Guard is reconsidering plans to take on contractors to help process boat permits amid objections from a federal workers' union.
Officials at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues permits for boats, are...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September.
But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:50 AM
MADISON, Wisc. The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Gov. Scott Walker's signature labor legislation Thursday, delivering an election-year affirmation to the governor in just one of the three major rulings issued by the state's top court on union bargaining,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:58 AM
Republican voters head to the polls August 12th to elect the party's candidate for governor. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and State Sen. John McKinney are both running in the primary, battling for the chance to face Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The Wisconsin Supreme Court backed Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in the key areas of labor relations and voter identification, handing the Republican governor victories during this year's fiercely contested election.
In one ruling, the court upheld...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans.
The change quietly went...
| Jul 1, 2014
Susan Watts said she jumped and screamed Monday morning when she learned that, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that she did not have to pay union dues.
"You can dream big and you can make a difference, but you have to have the courage to...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Few talk about it and fewer know what it means: Glendale employees generally do not live in the city they serve, a figure that drops to minuscule levels when you focus on police and fire.
Why? Maybe because they don’t want you to see them outside...