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May 26, 2022

MICA staff votes to unionize, following in adjuncts’ path

The MICA Staff Union's top priorities include increasing opportunities for promotions and receiving higher pay — something organizers feel is overdue. 

Sep 22, 2021

Union launches campaign against Columbia hotel over rehiring workers

Unite Here Local 7, a union that represents Maryland’s hotel, gaming and food service workers, is calling for people and organizations to boycott the Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel, a hotel in Columbia, over allegations that it refuses to commit to rehiring laid-off workers. The hotel, which used to be the Sheraton Columbia, laid off 111 workers, […]

Aug 17, 2015

Northwestern football players cannot form union, NLRB rules

Northwestern University football players cannot form a union, the National Labor Relations Board ruled, overturning a March 2014 decision and ending the players’ bid to change the college sports landscape.

Aug 13, 2015

Athletes’ Hail-Mary bid for union tests meaning of employee

U.S. regulators are poised to decide two closely watched cases that have the potential to reshape labor laws by allowing college football players to unionize and forcing companies to take more responsibility for contractors. The prospect of change following a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board is already rankling university presidents and business leaders. […]

Jan 1, 2015

Adjunct unions progress at MICA, Goucher

For college-level faculty members in Maryland, 2014 was a historic year. And, to hear some people tell it, 2015 could be equally momentous.

Dec 12, 2014

NLRB issues rule to speed up union organizing

The National Labor Relations Board is issuing a final rule to modernize and streamline the union election process.

Oct 6, 2014

City school board files appeal on ‘cut score’ change

The Baltimore city school board has filed an appeal of an administrative panel's decision that it illegally changed its evaluation scores for teachers without first negotiating with the teachers' union.

Sep 24, 2014

NFLPA hires ex-prosecutor to head in Rice investigation

(AP) The NFL players union has hired former federal prosecutor Richard Craig Smith to oversee its investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Smith will look at how the league and the Baltimore Ravens handled issues of due process and discipline, as well as look at the conduct of the league office and the […]

Jul 8, 2014

Will Hopkins labor contract influence other hospitals?

Union officials are hailing their tentative contract deal with Johns Hopkins Hospital as a victory for health care workers across Baltimore and the state.

Martin O'Malley
Jun 30, 2014

O’Malley: State reviews SCOTUS fair share decision

The governor vows to limit the impact of a disappointing decision as much as possible.

Johns Hopkins Strike
Jun 18, 2014

Hopkins workers plan second strike

Workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are preparing to launch a four-day strike next Friday, their second in three months.

Jun 17, 2014

Another strike possible at Hopkins

The sparring between Johns Hopkins Hospital and the union that represents about 2,000 of its employees continues Tuesday, as the two parties return to the negotiating table and the workers weigh whether to launch another strike.

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