Jun 1, 2015

I’ve never been to Spain (or Cleveland) but I really like their co-ops

We need to create jobs that pay people a living wage. That is a baseline premise that should not be controversial. A “living wage” would provide a stable platform from which to push for wealth-building throughout Baltimore — an issue of particular significance in communities of color. So, how would one go about building wealth in the communities outside of […]

Mar 10, 2015

Target lays off 1,700, won’t fill another 1,400 vacancies

Target Corp. said Tuesday that it is laying off 1,700 workers and eliminating another 1,400 unfilled positions as part of a restructuring aimed at saving $2 billion over the next two years.

May 21, 2014

Baltimore nursing home workers plan strike

About 50 workers at Fayette Health & Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore are beginning a 24-hour strike Thursday morning to protest the most recent contract proposal from the nursing home’s management.

Dec 16, 2013

When one job isn’t enough

Working two jobs? You’re not alone. About 5.4 percent of Maryland workers had two or more jobs in 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Dec 16, 2013

Factory output continues surge in November

WASHINGTON — U.S. factories increased output in November for the fourth straight month, led by a surge in auto production. The gains show manufacturing is strengthening and could help boost economic growth at the end of the year. Factory production rose 0.6 percent in November after a 0.5 percent gain in October, the Federal Reserve […]

Nov 24, 2013

Two ex-Exelon workers denied severance pay

A federal judge has denied two former Exelon Corp. employees’ quest for severance benefits, finding that they were not eligible because they were hired by an “affiliate” of the company that took over the power plants where they worked.

Oct 30, 2013

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.5 percent

WASHINGTON — Social Security benefits will rise 1.5 percent in January, giving millions of retired and disabled workers an average raise of $19 a month to keep up with the cost of living. The increase is among the smallest since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975, and reflects the fact that consumer prices haven’t gone […]

Oct 25, 2013

Potomac Edison workers picket for new contract

FREDERICK — Union utility workers are picketing in Frederick to draw attention to their contract dispute with FirstEnergy Corp. The Frederick News-Post reports that Local 102 members of the Utility Workers Union of America have been picketing outside the Frederick office of the company’s Potomac Edison subsidiary once a week for the past two months. […]

Oct 18, 2013

Arbitration scheduled in Port of Baltimore strike

An arbitration meeting is scheduled between striking longshoremen at the Port of Baltimore and management. The longshoremen, the largest of four unions at the port representing more than 1,000 workers, went on strike after contract negotiations stalled Tuesday. Three other unions representing port workers joined the strike. An arbitration meeting is scheduled for Friday between […]

Oct 7, 2013

Lockheed Martin furloughing 20 pct fewer workers

NEW YORK — Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday that it is furloughing about 2,400 workers due to the government shutdown — 20 percent less than the defense contractor had initially planned. On Friday, Lockheed Martin announced that it was going to furlough 3,000 employees because of the government shutdown. The Bethesda-based company said Monday that […]

Oct 4, 2013

Lockheed Martin to furlough 3K workers

BETHESDA — Lockheed Martin says it will furlough 3,000 employees on Monday due to the government shutdown. The defense company said Friday that the number of employees put on furlough will increase weekly if the shutdown continues. Lockheed says the furloughs include employees who are unable to work because the government facility where they perform […]

Oct 2, 2013

Furloughed workers seeking unemployment pay in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Federal workers who are furloughed because of the government shutdown are filing for unemployment benefits. Najla Haywood, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Department of Employment Services, says all initial claims for unemployment should be filed online due to increased demand. The agency says it’s processing claims, but there might be delays for federal […]

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