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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2002
Jack W. McCorkle Sr., who rose from journeyman wireman to become business manager of Local 24 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Baltimore, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 80. Mr. McCorkle, formerly of Severn and an Odenton resident since 1994, was born in McKeesport, Pa. Raised in Elizabeth, Pa., where he graduated from high school, he attended Athens State University in Athens, Ala., for a year, before enlisting in the Navy in late 1941.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
Wedding date: April 14 Her story: Megan Ibbotson, 30, grew up in Manassas, Va., and now lives in Waldorf. She is a school counselor. Her father, Peter, was a military veteran and her mother, Joanne, was a school principal. Both of her parents are deceased. His story: Phil Neforos, 28, grew up in Greenbelt and now lives in Waldorf. He is a probation officer for juvenile offenders. His father, Philip, works for the painters' union and his mother, Yong, works for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 3, 2007
Gladys D. Greene, a retired president of an aircraft electrical workers union who once said the "best social program is a job and the best job is an aerospace job," died of septic shock Saturday at Harbor Hospital. The Mount Winans resident was 82. Born Gladys Delores Boone on a farm that was later developed into the Cherry Hill neighborhood, she attended segregated, four-room Mount Winans Elementary School, which she called "the cheesebox." She completed Harvey Johnson Junior High School.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
A Northeast Baltimore community leader said Wednesday he plans to step down from the city's Board of Elections to run for a state delegate seat. Cory McCray, 30, who lives in Overlea, said he plans to run for the 45th District legislative seat formerly held by Del. Hattie Harrison. In February, Nina R. Harper, 60, was sworn in to succeed Harrison, a Democrat who died Jan. 28 at 84 after nearly 40 years in office. Harper, the executive director of the Oliver Economic Development Corp., was chosen as Harrison's replacement by Baltimore's Democratic State Central Committee and was automatically appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley under the state Constitution.
NEWS
October 20, 1998
An article Saturday incorrectly reported that Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is challenging the votes of 726 employees in a union election. BGE maintains the contested votes should be counted in the election; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers wants the votes excluded.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 10/20/98
BUSINESS
December 4, 1990
Supporters of a congressional bill that would shift the cost of the savings and loan bailout to the rich staged some street theater yesterday with Santa getting mugged.Santa carried a bag of presents labeled "Quality Education, National Health Insurance and Housing." A masked bandit sporting a sign saying "S&L banker" then grabbed the goodies. The drama was played out in front of 30 N. Calvert St., a closed branch of Baltimore Federal Financial, a defunct thrift that was taken over by the government.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2000
Negotiations in the 13-day strike against Verizon Communications continued past the unions' midnight deadline into the early hours today with both sides reporting progress on key issues. "We're really moving head," said Candice Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions involved. "We've got a lot of ground to cover, but we're making progress." Johnson made those remarks at 12:30 a.m. today by telephone from Washington, where the talks are being held.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2000
Negotiations in the 13-day strike against Verizon Communications reached a crucial juncture yesterday, with both sides more optimistic than they had been that a settlement could be reached. "I can say with certainty that the end of the strike is one day closer," Verizon spokesman Eric Rabe said yesterday. "I absolutely believe that we can reach an agreement with the CWA and the IBEW today." Rabe has been optimistic about ending the strike since 87,000 workers walked off the job. Aug. 6. In contrast, officials from the Communications Workers of America, which represents 72,000 workers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents 15,000 workers, have complained about the talks' slow pace and maintained that the company wasn't ad-dressing key issues of forced over-time, shifting work and job stress.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1997
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and its Washington counterpart said yesterday that their pending $3 billion merger will not proceed unless a Baltimore County Circuit judge allows a union challenge to be decided by state utility regulators.BGE and the Potomac Electric Power Co. also threatened to kill the troubled merger if state regulators don't reconsider the conditions placed on their approval of the alliance, according to court documents filed yesterday. The regulators demand the merger "provide an adequate financial basis" for shareholders.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1998
An article Saturday incorrectly reported that Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is challenging the votes of 726 employees in a union election. BGE maintains the contested votes should be counted in the election; the International Brotherhood ofElectrical Workers wants the votes excluded.The Sun regrets the errors.Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employees have voted down union representation for the second time in two years, but the company's margin of victory was so small that a final outcome won't be certain for weeks.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
As many as 300 Verizon customers in West Baltimore lost service Thursday after cables were cut, the company said. The outage to telephone and DSL service affected state government offices, small businesses and residents, Verizon spokeswoman Sandra Arnette said. Service was expected to be restored by midday Friday, she said. Arnette said the damage to equipment in an alley off West North Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue was the first act of vandalism reported in Baltimore since Sunday, Aug. 7, when members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers began a strike after their contract expired, she said.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2011
It's been five days since 85-year-old Odra Pickeral has had phone service in her residence. Macular degeneration makes seeing a keypad tough, and her home's phone is programmed for frequently dialed numbers. Pickeral is one of more than 100 residents at Heartlands Senior Living Village in Ellicott City who has had to share community phones for almost a week because of the Verizon Communications Inc. worker strike. "I have to ask someone to dial the phone for me," she said. "My daughter tried to call the other day to see if I needed groceries, medications, and couldn't get through.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2010
Workers at Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. rejected a unionization drive by a nearly 4-1 margin, defeating efforts by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for the fourth time in 14 years. After two days of balloting run by the National Labor Relations Board that ended Friday, the final tally was 1,135-304 votes, rejecting the union. The lopsided outcome keeps the Baltimore utility as one of the few utilities in the country that is nonunion. "We are extremely pleased that once again BGE employees have chosen overwhelmingly to remain union-free," BGE spokesman Rob Gould said.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2010
Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. workers will decide whether to unionize for the first time in the company's 194-year history when they vote next month on membership in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The National Labor Relations Board will run two days of balloting on Dec. 16 and 17, the first union election at the Baltimore utility since 2000, when a similar attempt failed by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. About 1,500 nonsupervisory BGE workers, including linemen and maintenance workers, are eligible to vote, said Wayne Gold, regional director of the NLRB office in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2010
William Frank Hauhn, a retired electrician, died June 7 of undetermined causes at his Cape St. Claire home. He was 91. Mr. Hauhn was born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park and North Avenue. He was a 1936 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Hauhn became an electrician and worked building ships during World War II at Bethlehem Steel Corp. From 1950 until retiring in 1982, Mr. Hauhn, who was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26, worked out of his union's hiring hall.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 23, 2010
The blaring horns of a dozen construction trucks echoed off the facade of City Hall and surrounding buildings Monday, a cacophonous protest against a jobs bill that opponents claim could put small contractors out of business. The bill, introduced at Monday evening's Baltimore City Council meeting, would require city building projects worth $5 million or more to pay prevailing wages and benefits and to give hiring preference to workers in city union halls. Opponents say its intent is to force smaller businesses to unionize, which they insist they cannot afford.
BUSINESS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2011
As many as 300 Verizon customers in West Baltimore lost service Thursday after cables were cut, the company said. The outage to telephone and DSL service affected state government offices, small businesses and residents, Verizon spokeswoman Sandra Arnette said. Service was expected to be restored by midday Friday, she said. Arnette said the damage to equipment in an alley off West North Avenue near Pennsylvania Avenue was the first act of vandalism reported in Baltimore since Sunday, Aug. 7, when members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers began a strike after their contract expired, she said.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
A Northeast Baltimore community leader said Wednesday he plans to step down from the city's Board of Elections to run for a state delegate seat. Cory McCray, 30, who lives in Overlea, said he plans to run for the 45th District legislative seat formerly held by Del. Hattie Harrison. In February, Nina R. Harper, 60, was sworn in to succeed Harrison, a Democrat who died Jan. 28 at 84 after nearly 40 years in office. Harper, the executive director of the Oliver Economic Development Corp., was chosen as Harrison's replacement by Baltimore's Democratic State Central Committee and was automatically appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley under the state Constitution.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,sun reporter | April 3, 2007
Gladys D. Greene, a retired president of an aircraft electrical workers union who once said the "best social program is a job and the best job is an aerospace job," died of septic shock Saturday at Harbor Hospital. The Mount Winans resident was 82. Born Gladys Delores Boone on a farm that was later developed into the Cherry Hill neighborhood, she attended segregated, four-room Mount Winans Elementary School, which she called "the cheesebox." She completed Harvey Johnson Junior High School.
NEWS
June 23, 2006
Jerome P. Offutt, a retired electrical worker and decorated Korean War veteran, died of renal cell cancer June 15 at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 75. Mr. Offutt was born in Baltimore and raised on Morley Street. He was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School and enlisted in the Army in 1951. A member of an artillery unit, Mr. Offutt saw combat in Korea. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and attained the rank of corporal. He returned to Baltimore and went to work in 1953 for Westinghouse Electric Corp.
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