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A Day Without Pay Ahead For Pentagon Workers

A day without pay, the first of 11 through September, comes next week for more than 650,000 people who hold civilian jobs with the Defense Department. Officials worry that the Pentagon will be hit even harder by layoffs in 2014 if automatic budget cuts continue as planned.

07/06/2013

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Workers Search For Survivors In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

04/18/2013

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Employ Baltimore Initiative Connects Qualified City Workers With City Jobs

Last year the mayor issued an executive order requiring businesses signing deals with the city worth over $50,000 to contact the city about hiring city workers. Now, as an offshoot to that initiative, the city is expanding the service to any business in town.

03/05/2013

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207,000 Commute Daily Into Baltimore

Nearly 207,000 workers commute into Baltimore, ranking the city among the highest in the nation, according to new census figures.

03/05/2013

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Measure Would Boost Md. Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Supporters of increasing Maryland’s minimum wage want to raise it from $7.25 to $10 an hour by 2015.

01/22/2013

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70 Years Later, ‘Temporary’ Navy Annex Coming Down

Washington’s Navy Annex is coming down, more than 70 years after it was built as a temporary warehouse.

01/06/2013

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9-Week Potomac Farms Dairy Strike Ends At Md. Site

The Teamsters union has ended a 9-week strike by Potomac Farms Dairy workers in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

11/20/2012

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D.C.Unemployment Scandal Widens To 300 Workers

A city official says hundreds of workers were involved in fraudulently claiming unemployment benefits while still holding government jobs.

11/20/2012

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City Workers Being Investigated For Scrap Metal Theft

More than a dozen city transportation workers could lose their jobs for misconduct and theft, after stealing thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal.

11/11/2012

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Pepco Union Rejects Contract; Strike Possible

Union workers at Pepco have rejected what the company called its final contract offer and could go on strike.

09/27/2012

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Potomac Farms Workers Strike In Md., Va., W.Va.

A strike by Potomac Farms Dairy workers in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia is in its third day.

09/14/2012

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Ocean City Workers Push For Collective Bargaining

Ocean City municipal workers are seeking new rights for collective bargaining like the town’s police, firefighters and emergency personnel.

06/09/2012

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