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Baltimore Dunkin* Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English 2018-06-19 [Huff Post]

Construction Worker Killed In Baltimore Trench Collapse Laid To Rest 2018-06-11 [CBS]

Facing difficult decisions, Howard Cty school unions reach initial accord on contracts 2018-05-28 [Baltimore Sun]

Nurses Demand Johns Hopkins Halt Anti-Union Campaign 2018-04-27 [Real News]

Martin Luther King Jr. and Workers Rights in Baltimore 2018-04-05 [Black Perspectives]

Legislators fail to vote on 2 faculty union bills for MD community colleges 2018-04-02 [Campus Current]

Johns Hopkins nurses eye unionizing over staffing, benefits 2018-03-20 [Wash Post]

Teachers union protests Prince George Co. school system 2018-03-17 [WTOP]

Non-Tenured Faculty Threaten April 4 Strike if No Agreement Reached 2018-03-17 [Loyola Phoenix]

Univ Maryland graduate students are struggling. Collective bargaining rights will give them a voice 2018-02-12 [Diamondback]

Hogan announces deal with unions on modest raises for Md. state employees 2018-01-18 [The Post]

The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage returned with force 2018-01-17 [Baltimore Beat]

Democrats, unions launch push for statewide $15 minimum wage 2018-01-16 [The Sun]

Workers will get paid sick leave despite Republican Gov. Hogan's veto 2018-01-15 [Daily Kos]

Cold Baltimore Classrooms Are ‘Inhumane,’ Teachers Union Says 2018-01-05 [NYTimes]

Rank-and-file union members step up to run for public office in Maryland 2018-01-04 [In These Times]

Firefighter paramedic union contract issues goes to vote 2018-01-02 [OCToday]

Jim Baldridge, 71; life devoted to labor movement 2017-12-28 [People's World]

NAACP and AFL-CIO officials will ask Gov Carney to stop plans to decrease Rodney Square bus service 2017-12-12 [WHYY]

Fact-finders in state-union talks recommend employee wage increases 2017-12-06 [The Sun]

UMD union rallies against a fee increase that would raise Shuttle-UM drivers’ pay 2017-12-04 [The Diamondback]

Union workers picket outside of veterans home 2017-11-15 [The Enterprise]

Union workers protest safety conditions at Potomac Center in Hagerstown 2017-11-01 [Herald-Mail]

 VIDEO Union Workers Call for State to Fix Under-Staffing Issues 2017-09-28 [WBOC]

Phillips Seafood slammed for Indonesian outsourcing practices 2017-08-03 [Working In These Times ]

Baltimore businesses can't sit on sidelines as workers fear deportation, union official says 2017-06-23 [Baltimore Business Journal]

New Baltimore law protects subcontracted workers 2017-06-23 [DC Labor]

Baltimore City schools to lay off 115 staff members 2017-06-01 [WBAL TV 11]

Postal workers warn of potential job cuts, service impacts in Baltimore 2017-06-11 [Baltimore Sun]

Hagerstown memorial day pays tribute to fallen workers 2017-04-29 [Herald Mail Media]

How the fight for a $15 minimum wage in Baltimore fell apart 2017-04-10 [Vox]

Baltimore Mayor Pugh to veto $15 minimum wage bill 2017-03-28 [Baltimore Brew]

Bakers Union's Boycott Against Nabisco and Parent Company Mondelez Emboldened by Support from AFL-CIO 2017-03-21 [BCTGM]

Protest against Johns Hopkins University labor policies 2017-03-18 [Balttiore Brew]

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. workers take next steps to organize 2017-01-27 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore’s Black Worker Center organizes 2017-01-26 [Baltimore Post-Examiner]

Victory: More Than 1,400 BG&E Workers Join the IBEW 2017-01-24 [AFL-CIO]

Workers at Baltimore Gas & Electric vote to organize under IBEW banner 2017-01-14 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore Gas and Electric workers vote to unionize 2017-01-14 [Baltimore Sun]

1400 BG&E Workers Rally In Baltimore 2017-01-11 [WIN]

Firefighters union battles over shift lengths 2016-12-30 [OC Today]

$15 minimum wage uncertain for Montgomery County 2016-12-15 [Washington Jewish Week]

Baltimore City Council to make another run at a $15 minimum wage law 2016-12-01 [Baltimore Sun]

Organizations rally to support bill that would raise minimum wage to $15 per hour in MoCo 2016-11-30 [WJLA]

Stop Loh wages for student workers: SLAP, union members rally for workers rights 2016-10-28 [Diamondback]

Baltimore Police union says city has underpaid officer overtime for years 2016-10-10 [Baltimore Sun]

IUPAT: Public Money For Port Covington Project Must Guarantee Community Jobs 2016-09-08 [Workers Independent News]

Baltimore and the birth of organized labor 2016-09-03 [Baltimore Sun]

Gov Hogan Order Draws Fire from Teachers Union President, Some Lawmakers 2016-09-01 [Bethesda Magazine]

Part-time faculty at Baltimore-Washington DC colleges rack up organizing victories 2016-09-01 [In These Times]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]