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Md. correctional officers warn of low staffing levels

HAGERSTOWN — The union representing Maryland correctional officers is warning that staffing levels in state prisons are at dangerously low levels. The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown reports that the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ...

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Strike averted as IKEA talks with Md. distribution hub workers

PERRYVILLE — A strike has been averted after IKEA and workers at a distribution center in Maryland agreed to extend contract talks. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the workers’ union had rejected IKEA’s latest proposal and approved a strike that ...

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Union members can sue for ‘complete relief,’ top court says

Union members alleging harm by their colleagues need not exhaust the organization’s internal dispute procedures but can head straight to court if money damages are unavailable under the union’s process, Maryland’s top court said in affirming a transit worker’s $425,000 defamation award against his union local and its president.

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Employers eager for new foreign worker program

WASHINGTON — As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just plain unappealing. But employers that struggle ...

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