| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:07 AM
Negotiations between Will County and AFSCME leaders will have to go on without the help of a federal mediator because of the government shutdown.
Both sides had planned to meet with a federal mediator – the 7th such meeting – last Thursday,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:51 PM
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...
| 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.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents.
The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....