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Baltimore Police union says department lacks hand sanitizer and other basic supplies amid coronavirus spread 2020-03-23 [Baltimore Sun]

Pot Co. Workers Sign Maryland's First Cannabis Union CBA 2020-01-09 [Law360]

Maryland Gov. Hogan, largest state employee union at odds over 1% cost-of-living raise 2020-01-04 [Baltimore Sun]

Gig work: It’s on the rise and for many in the Baltimore area, a way of life 2019-11-30 [Baltimore Sun]

Hyatt Regency hotel workers win minimum wage increase 2019-11-02 [Baltimore Biz Jrnl]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra reaches 1-year tentative deal 2019-09-22 [Albany Times Union]

BSO musicians file labor complaint, return to picket line 2019-09-11 [Baltimore Sun]

Union leaders and supporters protest Johns Hopkins lawsuits against low-income patients 2019-07-22 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Huge rally at Johns Hopkins Hospital July 20th to protest JHH's agressive practice of suing patients with medical debt 2019-07-18 [National Nurses United]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians officially locked out 2019-06-18 [Washington Post]

Johns Hopkins reaches settlement with registered nurses affirming nurses guarenteed right to unionize 2019-06-10 [National Nurses United]

The Radical Teachers’ Movement Comes to Baltimore 2019-06-08 [The Nation]

Johns Hopkins Hospital, nurses reach settlement over unionization rights 2019-06-07 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Federal labor board issues order in nurses’ union effort at Johns Hopkins Hospital 2019-06-06 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

UFCW Welcomes Vireo Health Workers in Maryland to Union Family 2019-04-10 [UFCW]

Union Seeks Answers About Shoppers Food Warehouses Being Sold 2019-03-27 [4Washington]

New England Motor Freight trucking firm closes and lays off 233 in Maryland, including 59 in Baltimore 2019-03-06 [Baltimore Sun]

Johns Hopkins Hospital accused of retaliating against unionizing nurses, including firing one 2019-02-15 [Baltimore Sun]

Johns Hopkins accused of retaliating over nurses union effort 2019-02-15 [Wash Post]

Unions are important — but they won’t end UMD’s unethical treatment of workers: The fight for labor rights must go further 2019-02-15 [Diamondback]

Celebrating the Legacy of Rosa Parks with Transit Equity Day 2019-02-12 [Sierra Club]

Maryland lawmakers look for ways to protect federal workers 2019-01-29 [WTOP]

‘Never seen it like this’: In a town of low-paid federal workers, the shutdown stings 2019-01-21 [Wash Post]

TSA Shutters Baltimore Airport Security Checkpoint Over ‘Excessive Callouts’ 2019-01-20 [Huff Post]

Transit union, Maryland Dem offering free meals to furloughed federal workers 2019-01-13 [The Hill]

Baltimore Teachers Union addresses violent student attacks 2018-12-26 [The Grio]

Baltimore Teachers Union starts school safety taskforce after reported attacks on teachers and school staff 2018-12-01 [FOX]

Federal labor board finds further evidence of Johns Hopkins interfering in nurse unionization effort 2018-11-15 [Balto Sun]

Two workers have died at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore: Officials said a 50-foot wall collapsed during a storm 2018-11-04 [Recode]

Federal labor board finds Johns Hopkins Hospital tried to deter nurses from forming union 2018-11-01 [Baltimore Sun]

Health workers tell of poor building conditions 2018-10-28 [Albany Times Union]

MD state workers demand increased staffing, pay 2018-10-27 [Albany Times Union]

Workers rally in Annapolis for higher pay; Hogan administration calls event a setback in negotiations 2018-10-26 [Balto Sun]

St. Mary*s College of Maryland students, staff march for union negotiations 2018-10-03 [Enterprise]

Union members rally at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown 2018-09-21 [HMMedia]

“I just want an opportunity to stay above water”: UMD employees are calling for raises 2018-09-17 [Diamondback]

Workers picket for labor rights at Marriott 2018-08-10 [WBAL-TV]

UNITE HERE union eyes organizing campaign at Baltimore Marriott 2018-08-10 [Baltimore Sun ]

Local 400 Member Helps Organize Union At His Second Job 2018-07-14 [UFCW]

US seafood industry struggles without foreign workers 2018-07-08 [Aljazeera]

“No More Racist Bosses”: Why Workers at a Suburban Target Store Are Protesting 2018-07-07 [In These Times]

Nurses at Johns Hopkins allege hospital is impeding their efforts to unionize 2018-06-26 [Baltimore Sun]

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]

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]