| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It was a crowning achievement for Lori Pelletier as she stood before the AFL-CIO state delegates, about to be elected to head the state's largest labor federation after 14 years in the No. 2 spot.
"I'm honored and humbled and it really is the best job...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Jon Galley, executive director of the North Region for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and former commissioner of Maryland’s prison system, announced Friday that he is retiring, effective Nov. 1.
| Jul 27, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans.
Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Despite recent salary increases, Plainfield Park District employees recently filed notice that they want to unionize.
The petition, filed with the Illinois Labor Relations Board, notes that a majority of employees have said they want to join the...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Two corrections officers at the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center have resigned after being charged with crimes, authorities said Friday.
A Baltimore grand jury indicted corrections officer Sean Graves, inmate Michael Gordon, and a third man,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:02 PM
The union that represents correctional officers at a maximum-security facility in Western Maryland said Thursday that prison officials have not done enough to prevent a spike in assaults by inmates that has seen 12 officers injured since late June....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:50 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's emergency manager complained Thursday that critics of the city's bankruptcy are quick with barbs but not with proposals to deal with billions of debt.
Kevyn Orr took Detroit into Chapter 9 bankruptcy last week with the...
| Jun 19, 2013
In advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, spokesman for the local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and...
| 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....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:20 PM
After nearly five months of negotiations, about 130 of 329 union city employees will receive a 2 percent wage increase and some will advance a step on the wage scale, thanks to the Hagerstown City Council’s unanimous vote Tuesday night to approve...
| Jul 24, 2013
Will County and union officials walked away from the negotiating table with little progress during contract talks last week.
It was the fourth meeting held with a federal mediator to help reach a deal between the county and the union representing...