Tag Archives: Maryland covid-19 response

Coalition of frontline workers urges COVID-19 labor protections

“We’ve been grateful for the work the (General Assembly) did do … but extremely disappointed that the two pieces we heard about the most from essential workers (didn’t pass),” said Ricarra Jones, the political director for health workers union 1199SEIU.  
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Members of unions representing Maryland’s frontline workers gathered on Tuesday to launch Protect Maryland Workers, a coalition advocating for legislation that would protect grocery, health care, transit and other essential employees during pandemics and other emergencies. The proposed legislation, called the ...

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Confronting the evictions crisis


Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent announcement of grants totaling $19.3 million for eviction prevention benefiting communities around the state is a welcome recognition of a looming crisis. The funds include $2 million for Baltimore city, $3 million for Baltimore County and ...

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Md. small retailers diversify, innovate as they enter critical sales season

‘I’m just trying to get the word out there that I’m here,’ says Marcia Warnick, owner of the Cashmere Clothing Co. in Deep Creek Lake. (Submitted Photo)

Reeling in customers at Cashmere Clothing Co., a 1½-year-old women’s apparel store near Deep Creek Lake, is difficult for Marcia Warnick. Despite offering private and virtual shopping appointments, holiday specials, and weekly live streams, the business owner is struggling to ...

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3 USM schools moving to remote learning after coronavirus surge

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Just two weeks out from Thanksgiving, after which most University System of Maryland schools were planning to end their semesters or return to online-only education, three universities in the system have preemptively pivoted to virtual learning after a semester of hybrid schooling. ...

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