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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]

Underpaid state employees — possibly up to 13,000 of them 2016-06-18 [Wash Post]

Strippers Win Worker Status Misclassification Claims 2016-06-10 [Bloomberg]

Transit union says Baltimore's subway is rat-infested, demands MTA response 2016-06-03 [Baltimore Sun]

United Workers organize for fair development in Baltimore 2016-05-25 [City Paper]

Close election at Baltimore Teachers Union 2016-05-23 [Baltimore Sun]

500-strong join Verizon line in Lowell to picket over jobs 2016-05-02 [Lowell Sun]

Fight for 15 a winner in Baltimore city elections 2016-04-28 [In These Times]

Striking Verizon workers picket in TownMall 2016-04-20 [Carroll County Times]

Verizon Lawyer Hits Striking Employees with His Porsche 2016-04-17 [TeleSUR]

Mount St. Mary’s President Quits After Firings Seen as Retaliatory 2016-03-03 [NYTimes]

Workers urge change in BWI's food, retail provider 2016-02-14 [Capital Gazette]

Union workers rally along Rt. 13 in Salisbury 2016-01-16 [WMDT]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]