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By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | January 9, 1994
Guarded optimism best described the mood of nearly a dozen Merry-Go-Round warehouse workers leaving the Joppa distribution center late Wednesday in the wake of reports that the clothing supplier faces serious financial problems.The beleaguered specialty retail clothier has been negotiating with major creditors since early December in an attempt to avoid a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.For nearly a year, Merry-Go-Round has been stymied by slumping sales and earnings. The company also took on new debt as it acquired a major competitor.
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BUSINESS
By Michelle Singletary and Ross Hetrick and Michelle Singletary and Ross Hetrick,Evening Sun Staff | August 13, 1991
Negotiations will resume tomorrow in an effort to end a strike by beer truck drivers and warehouse workers who walked off their jobs Sunday night at a southwest Baltimore distributor, an attorney for the company says.Norman R. Buchsbaum, a labor attorney for Bond Distributing Co. says the company and representatives of Brewery Workers Local 1010, a Teamsters affiliate, have agreed to meet at Cross Keys Inn tomorrow . Bond distributes beer to customers in Baltimore and Baltimore County.Buchsbaum says he will be meeting with the union and representatives of Bond and Winner Distributing Co., another major beer distributor in town.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
Lyndon Anthony Wilkinson, a warehouse worker and avid football fan, died of complications from sarcoidosis Oct. 17 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Joppatowne resident was 30. Born in Wichita, Kan., he was the son of Ezra Wilkinson, an electrician and union member, and Gene Archer Wilkinson, a radiologic technician. He grew up in Essex and attended Sandalwood Elementary and Deep Creek Middle schools and was a 2001 graduate of Joppatowne High School, where he played basketball.
NEWS
July 19, 1995
A Baltimore County man who works at a Ferndale warehouse was rushed to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Monday morning after a three-quarter-ton cargo box slipped off a forklift and struck him on the head, county police said.Mark Steven Eltringham, 31, of the 8100 block of Dundalk Ave. was in critical but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma last night, a hospital spokeswoman said. Mr. Eltringham was working for Forward Air Inc. in the 800 block of Airport Park Road in Ferndale when the accident occurred about 12:20 a.m., police said.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2012
Twenty Giant Food workers will be laid off by the end of the month after a dry-goods warehouse in Jessup that supplies Giant stores closes, union locals representing workers said Monday. Warehouse operator Jessup Logistics LLC said in April that it was shutting down the warehouse and laying off about 250 people. The subsidiary of New Hampshire-based C&S Wholesale Grocers said it would save about $13.5 million a year by shifting the distribution work to a more technologically advanced facility in York, Pa. Giant, the region's largest grocery chain, outsourced the dry-goods operation to Jessup Logistics but still owns the center and runs a fresh-foods warehouse as well as the transportation and recycling divisions.
NEWS
By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2005
It's 4:30 a.m., and the Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market in Jessup is awash in activity. A hundred miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the smell of saltwater fills the air. Mounds of fresh fish - salmon, tuna, glistening red snapper - lie on beds of ice in the chill, dimly lit warehouse. Soft-shell crabs, hauled from the Chesapeake Bay hours before, wriggle in wooden boxes lined with newspaper. Amid the din of forklifts and hand trucks, warehouse workers in orange rubber suits patrol the loading docks, handling tons of fresh catch bound for seafood markets and restaurants throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1997
Giant Food Inc. said it will mail a letter today to its idled warehouse workers, informing them of their right to resign from the Teamsters union and come back to work."
NEWS
By Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Christino Jackson Jr. has had steady work for the past seven years — mostly as a temp. Jobs working construction, building fences, or helping plumbers and electricians — all for a temporary help agency — have meant stability for the 36-year-old Baltimore resident. "I know that I'm going to have work," said Jackson, an employee of Just Temps who is trained as a mason and currently is working on a residential rehabilitation project along North Calvert and St. Paul streets.
NEWS
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | January 31, 1993
An official with the union attempting to organize warehouse workers at the Joppa headquarters of Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc. was not surprised by the overwhelming vote to reject the union's organizing efforts.The election was on Jan. 14, but the ballots were impounded by the National Labor Relations Board because the International Ladies Garment Workers Union complained to the NLRB that the company had created a work atmosphere that discouraged workers from endorsing the union.Thursday the NLRB denied the complaint and ratified the vote.
NEWS
By Michael K. Burns | September 14, 1991
With no guarantee that they still have jobs, beer truck drivers for Bond Distributing Co. have voted 64-10 to ratify a new three-year contract that ends their five-week strike.The new Teamsters union contract, covering 93 drivers and warehouse workers at the Southwest Baltimore firm, goes into effect Monday. It permits the company to eliminate sales functions of drivers, using salesmen to take orders while paying drivers a partial commission.But the crucial issue was how many of the striking union members would be permanently replaced by workers hired during the strike.
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