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Aug 5, 2013

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

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. […]

Jun 24, 2013

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

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 […]

Jun 2, 2013

CSA: Montgomery County not bound by union deal

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.

Apr 19, 2013

Airlines, pilots sue government over furloughs

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 […]

Nov 19, 2012

Hostess lives another day to mediate with union

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 […]

Oct 8, 2012

Pepco, union agree to terms; strike likely averted

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 […]

Sep 27, 2012

Pepco union rejects contract; strike possible

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 […]

Sep 19, 2012

Southwest, ground workers union ask for mediation

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 […]

Sep 13, 2012

Sloane joins Miles & Stockbridge

Mark K. Sloane has joined Miles & Stockbridge P.C. as counsel to its Labor & Employment Practice Group in its Baltimore office.

Sep 10, 2012

Port officials optimistic on possible strike

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.

Jul 6, 2012

Heat stifles Md. Civil War encampment

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 […]

Jun 24, 2012

Steelmaking at The Point: What went wrong

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 […]

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