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Today's news - Maryland

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]

Hundreds sign petition denouncing Chase Brexton firings and anti-union intimidation 2016-08-13 [Baltimore Sun]

National Democratic Party favors the $15 minimum wage: Baltimore Democrats, not so much 2016-08-11 [In These Times ]

Minimum wage hike debated 2016-06-28 [The Sentinel]

For workers who may have been shortchanged, a hotline and many questions 2016-06-26 [Wash Post]

Anne Arundel teachers union, school board at impasse over compensation 2016-06-24 [Capital Gazette]

Baltimore May Be the Next City to Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage 2016-06-22 [Alternet]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]