Posts Tagged ‘Maryland’

Feb
2015
4

Maryland Bill Introduced to Ensure Employers Fully Fund Apprenticeship Programs

Maryland Bill Introduced to Ensure Employers Fully Fund Apprenticeship Programs
  Freshmen delegate Cory McCray has only been representing Maryland’s 45th district for a matter of weeks, but his commitment to the state’s workers is already on display.  McCray is working on a bill that would make construction apprenticeships more affordable by ensuring that employers fully fund their apprenticeship…
Apr
2014
28

MD Judge Rules County Can Ignore Bargaining Agreement, Quotes ‘House of Cards’ in Defense

MD Judge Rules County Can Ignore Bargaining Agreement, Quotes 'House of Cards' in Defense
  The Maryland Court of Appeals last week ruled against the union representing police officers who had their retirement and health care benefits stripped by a county council despite agreeing to them during collective bargaining.  The case has been progressing through the legal system since 2011.   The decision by Maryland’s highest court…
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Mar
2014
20

Minor Hike in Construction Wages Coming to Maryland Despite Predictable GOP Opposition

  Two prevailing wage bills are on their way to final passage in Maryland and likely to be signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley.  The bills, SB 232 and HB 727, would lower the threshold for mandating prevailing wages on school construction projects. The new law would mean any project that receives 25 percent [&hellip…;
Jan
2014
2

Maryland’s EARN Programs Seeks to Better Use Training Dollars, Prepare Workers for Long-Term Careers

  It’s not a new story: Employers say they are having trouble finding skilled candidates to fill manufacturing jobs and those they can find often flame out under the pressure of a job they were not prepared to take.  In Maryland, though, a different approach to training is hoping to break this unfortunate trend.  A [&hellip…;
Nov
2013
4

Unions, MGM Sign Labor Agreement for Proposed $925M National Harbor Casino Project

Unions, MGM Sign Labor Agreement for Proposed $925M National Harbor Casino Project
  While unveiling their proposed $925 million casino plan to a state panel last week, MGM International had representatives of four local unions by its side. The reason? A labor peace agreement that has been agreed to between the gaming giant and the labor organizations. MGM is promising not to interfere with worker organization rights…
Sep
2013
26

Dem Gov. Candidates Plead Pro-Labor, Pro-PLA Case to MD, DC Building Trades in Introductory Summit

  On Monday, the three top Democratic candidates for Maryland governor met at the Turf Valley Resort in Howard County, MD to explain why their administration would be the best at creating union jobs in the Old Line State.  Addressing a forum hosted by the Maryland-D.C. Building Trades Council, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General…
Jul
2013
17

IBEW Apprentices Share Their Experiences on ‘Get Charged Up’ Blog

IBEW Apprentices Share Their  Experiences on 'Get Charged Up' Blog
  Young electricians making their way through the NECA-IBEW apprenticeship program have been sharing their experiences via a blog that allows those interested in a potential career in the trades to hear directly about this transformative process.  The apprentices’ blogs, part of the Get Charged Up website, gives apprentices an…