August 25, 1993
Amtrak and MARC trains are scheduled to run as usual today, after a federal judge blocked a planned strike by the United Transportation Union.U.S. District Judge Stanley Harris signed a temporary restraining order in Washington yesterday at the urging of lawyers representing Amtrak who contended that a strike was illegal.The walkout, which was called by the union amid a dispute over who should operate trains at maintenance facilities, would have begun at 12:01 a.m. today and shut down all Amtrak passenger service as well as MARC lines.
April 30, 2012
As the Orioles went 5-1 on this week's six-game homestand, it's been an eventful week for right-handed reliever Pedro Strop. Earlier this week, with closer Jim Johnson hospitalized with food poisoning, Strop had the opportunity to step into the ninth-inning role and earned his first two career big-league saves on back-to-back nights Tuesday and Wednesday against Toronto. Strop, who has spent most of the season pitching in an eighth-inning set-up role, thrived under the late-inning pressure, throwing 98-mph two-seam sinking fastball that cuts off the corners of the plate.
August 20, 1994
News of the dayAs the strike entered its second week, the effects were starting to be felt by non-playing team employees.The Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants announced layoffs or forced vacations.Meanwhile, George W. Bush, managing general partner of the Texas Rangers, said he thinks the strike will mean no World Series this year. "I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it," Bush said.Games lostSeventeen games were canceled yesterday.
July 4, 1994
Everybody loses.Let's get that straight right at the beginning. If the Major League Baseball Players Association sets a strike date next Monday and then goes through with its threat to shut down the final months of the season, everybody loses.The fans lose, because the mixed blessing of realignment -- for better and worse -- has made the 1994 season one of the most interesting in years.The owners lose, because they dragged their feet on a revenue-sharing plan and now are in danger of losing great sums of playoff and World Series money.
June 9, 1994
CINCINNATI -- Major-league owners appeared to set the stage for baseball's angriest confrontation yesterday when they approved by unanimous vote a labor proposal believed to create broad new limits on player salaries.Details of the management proposal were the subject of intense speculation yesterday, mostly because owners leaving a lengthy afternoon meeting refused to discuss them until after a negotiating session Tuesday with player representatives.But a central point of the plan almost certainly is a salary cap that would limit player salaries by tying them to owners' overall revenues.
August 11, 1994
This is not one of those strike preview/review essays.There will be no suggestions of what each side should do. Why would anyone waste perfectly good breath on it?A good place to hold the negotiation sessions, though, would be Central Park, about midnight.There will be no lamenting what terrific seasons some of the chattels are having . . . and how unjust it is that they may be deprived of the opportunity of attaining one-season immortality. Or having their bubble-gum card take on the value of the Hope Diamond.
December 3, 1997
A hospital workers' union has given notice that it might strike Johns Hopkins or Sinai hospitals on or after Dec. 10, Fred D. Mason, executive vice president of District 1199E of the Service Employees International Union, said yesterday.Mason and spokesmen for both hospitals said talks are continuing, and all parties said they are hopeful agreements can be reached without a strike.District 1199E is also bargaining with Liberty Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center, but has not issued strike notifications to them.