Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. So he decided to draw attention to his plight: He walked off work in protest. […]
NEW YORK — Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a leaner structure. It says it plans to have Twinkies and other […]
The Montgomery County Council did not violate county or state laws when it passed an operating budget that rejected part of the police union’s collective bargaining agreement and did not fund three categories of employee benefits, a state appellate court has held.
WASHINGTON — Predicting a nightmarish air travel snarl that will stretch from coast to coast, the airline industry and the nation’s largest pilots union joined forces Friday to sue the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough air traffic controllers in order to achieve spending cuts required by Congress. Two airline trade associations and […]
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Twinkies will live to see another day. Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union agreed on Monday to go into mediation to try to resolve their differences after a bankruptcy court judge noted that the parties hadn’t gone through the critical step. That means the maker of the spongy cake […]
WASHINGTON — Pepco and its union say they have reached a tentative contract agreement that will likely avert a strike. The utility that covers the nation’s capital says the preliminary agreement is subject to a vote by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1900. The union posted a message on its website Sunday saying […]
WASHINGTON — Union workers at Pepco have rejected what the company called its final contract offer and could go on strike. The Washington Post reports the union overwhelmingly turned down the offer Wednesday. The president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1900, James Griffin, says more than 1,000 members cast ballots. Griffin says […]
DALLAS — A union representing about 8,500 ground workers at Southwest Airlines and the airline itself are asking federal mediators to break a standoff in contract talks. The Transport Workers Union said Wednesday that there’s been almost no progress made in 14 months of negotiations. Both sides say they asked the National Mediation Board to […]
Mark K. Sloane has joined Miles & Stockbridge P.C. as counsel to its Labor & Employment Practice Group in its Baltimore office.
As East Coast and Gulf of Mexico dockworkers consider striking in the midst of tense contract negotiations, Maryland Port Administration officials have a little less sweat on their brow than their counterparts from Maine to Texas.
FREDERICK — The National Park Service says it’s too hot for a Civil War anniversary event at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. The agency said Friday it’s cancelling a living-history encampment and three artillery demonstrations that were set for Sunday. The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 96 degrees in Frederick on […]
Barring a last-minute infusion of cash by bankers or owner Ira Rennert – or an improbable sale to a new company – RG Steel LLC and its flagship plant, Sparrows Point, seem fated for a sad ending. I make this statement as someone who has reported on the onetime largest steel mill in the world […]