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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is expected to collect the endorsement of one of the most powerful unions in Maryland Monday in his race for the 2014 Democratic nomination for governor. Brown is expected to be on hand when the Service Employees International Union announces its choice in the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley at the Baltimore Urban League. The SEIU is one of the state's largest unions, representing more than 30,000 public employees, health care workers, security workers and janitors in Maryland.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
The Baltimore & Maryland Workers Assembly will host a protest Thursday calling for higher wages for fast food workers, one of dozens happening around the world. The groups backing the effort, which calls for a $15 wage, say protests and strikes will occur in more than 150 cities in the U.S. and 33 countries. Similar one-day events, bankrolled largely by the Service Employees International Union and promoted by community groups, have been staged for more than a year. State lawmakers last month passed a law to increase the minimum wage in stages, reaching $10.10 per hour by 2018.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
The Baltimore & Maryland Workers Assembly will host a protest Thursday calling for higher wages for fast food workers, one of dozens happening around the world. The groups backing the effort, which calls for a $15 wage, say protests and strikes will occur in more than 150 cities in the U.S. and 33 countries. Similar one-day events, bankrolled largely by the Service Employees International Union and promoted by community groups, have been staged for more than a year. State lawmakers last month passed a law to increase the minimum wage in stages, reaching $10.10 per hour by 2018.
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By Jonah Goldberg | March 3, 2014
Down with stakeholders. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable health care for kids. Retail medical clinics -- at drugstores, Walmarts, etc. -- are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected longer waiting times and out-of-pocket expenses stemming from Obamacare. And the pediatricians don't like it. "While retail clinics may be more convenient and less costly, the AAP said they are detrimental to the concept of a 'medical home,' where patients have a personal physician who knows them well and coordinates all their care," reported the Wall Street Journal.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2011
Dozens of union janitors and their supporters rallied at the Inner Harbor on Wednesday evening to call for higher wages. The office cleaners, members of the Service Employees International Union, have been negotiating a new contract since Sept. 8 with representatives from major commercial cleaning companies in the region. They have threatened a strike if their demands for higher pay are not met by Oct. 15. "I have to work two jobs to survive," said Frances Smith, who cleans bathrooms in an office building at 100 E. Pratt Street.
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By Nelson Lichtenstein | March 11, 1999
THE president wants you to join a union!" That was the message labor organizers passed on to garment workers, coal miners and lumbermen during the depths of the Great Depression almost 65 years ago. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal opened the door to a wave of organizing that built the big industrial unions, doubled living standards and transformed U.S. politics for two generations. Could it happen again? The recent election giving a Los Angeles union the right to represent 74,000 home health-care workers might well have been the dress rehearsal for such a new social drama.
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By Jonah Goldberg | March 3, 2014
Down with stakeholders. The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out against affordable health care for kids. Retail medical clinics -- at drugstores, Walmarts, etc. -- are cropping up across the nation, thanks in part to the expected longer waiting times and out-of-pocket expenses stemming from Obamacare. And the pediatricians don't like it. "While retail clinics may be more convenient and less costly, the AAP said they are detrimental to the concept of a 'medical home,' where patients have a personal physician who knows them well and coordinates all their care," reported the Wall Street Journal.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | February 3, 2013
I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to please his friend (and opposing coach) Jon Gruden. But I do believe that America's political tilt toward progressivism is the product of a lot of grassroots work by very liberal groups intent on remaking the American economy and culture.
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September 19, 1990
George Hardy, 79, a forceful, outspoken labor leader who was among the early organizers of janitors, public employees and health-care workers for the Service Employees International Union, died Thursday of respiratory failure at a San Francisco hospital. He was international president of the 935,000-member union, the fifth largest in the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. He was also a vice president of the federation and a member of its executive council.
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April 5, 2010
I applaud Senator Thomas M. "Mac" Middleton's opinion piece ("Maryland must support community care for the disabled," April 1) and for his tireless work on behalf of Marylanders with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses and those working men and women that dedicate their lives to caring for them. We urge his colleagues to support Senate Bill 633 and House Bill 1034, which the senator correctly describes as an opportunity to "address the chronic under-funding of services for more than 120,000 adults and children in Maryland."
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is expected to collect the endorsement of one of the most powerful unions in Maryland Monday in his race for the 2014 Democratic nomination for governor. Brown is expected to be on hand when the Service Employees International Union announces its choice in the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley at the Baltimore Urban League. The SEIU is one of the state's largest unions, representing more than 30,000 public employees, health care workers, security workers and janitors in Maryland.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | February 3, 2013
I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to please his friend (and opposing coach) Jon Gruden. But I do believe that America's political tilt toward progressivism is the product of a lot of grassroots work by very liberal groups intent on remaking the American economy and culture.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2011
Dozens of union janitors and their supporters rallied at the Inner Harbor on Wednesday evening to call for higher wages. The office cleaners, members of the Service Employees International Union, have been negotiating a new contract since Sept. 8 with representatives from major commercial cleaning companies in the region. They have threatened a strike if their demands for higher pay are not met by Oct. 15. "I have to work two jobs to survive," said Frances Smith, who cleans bathrooms in an office building at 100 E. Pratt Street.
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By Nelson Lichtenstein | March 11, 1999
THE president wants you to join a union!" That was the message labor organizers passed on to garment workers, coal miners and lumbermen during the depths of the Great Depression almost 65 years ago. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal opened the door to a wave of organizing that built the big industrial unions, doubled living standards and transformed U.S. politics for two generations. Could it happen again? The recent election giving a Los Angeles union the right to represent 74,000 home health-care workers might well have been the dress rehearsal for such a new social drama.
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By Sun Staff Writer | December 1, 1994
The union representing 3,000 employees at five area hospitals announced last night it had tentatively agreed to a three-year contract with the largest institution, Johns Hopkins, providing pay raises averaging 4 percent a year.Existing contracts with all five hospitals were set to expire at midnight last night, and union officials said they would continue negotiating with the other four. All the contracts must be ratified by members.Service Employees International Union Local 1199E-DC represents service and maintenance workers at Sinai Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Maryland General Hospital, Liberty Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, which employs 1,600 of the union's members.
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By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's Library | October 16, 1994
25 Years Ago (Week of Oct. 5-11, 1969):* The 100-member Howard County School Custodians Association reviewed a proposal to affiliate itself with a labor union. The proposal was presented by the Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO.* It was announced that Columbia area residents could continue to enroll in the Columbia Medical Plan through Oct. 31 without being required to provide evidence of insurability. The prepaid program would provide total coverage at no additional cost for in-hospital surgical, medical and intensive care.
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