| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
— As expected, Illinois lawmakers left the Capitol on Thursday without a resolution to the state's $100 billion public worker pension debt and without a clear time frame for reaching an agreement to rein in the costs of the nation's worst-funded...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:53 AM
A meeting called by a federal mediator to bring Will County officials and union leaders back to the bargaining table ended late Tuesday with no deal and no plans for a future meeting.
Union leaders last week gave notice they plan to terminate their...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement.
Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Will County employees are taking to the polls to determine if the county's 1,000 AFSCME members should go on strike.
Voting began Tuesday and ends Thursday. County and union officials have been negotiating for more than a year to come up with a deal...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Scores of union workers protested outside city buildings during lunch Tuesday, taking aim at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what they contend is an attempt to retroactively freeze their wages after privatizing hundreds of jobs in the past couple of years.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
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...
| 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,...
| Sep 10, 2013
It's back to the bargaining table — again — for Will County leaders and union representatives.
A meeting between both sides, and a federal mediator, Monday failed to produce an agreement in the nearly year-long negotiation for a new...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:22 AM
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,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:49 PM
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...