Working & the Economy

Frosh Leads AGs in Push for Greater Poultry, Meatpacking Worker Protections

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) pressed the White House on Tuesday for more protections for poultry and meatpacking workers in Maryland and...

Will Congress Send Aid to Ailing Local News Outlets? 

Politicians are banding together to try to rescue local news media from economic collapse during the COVID-19 pandemic.On Monday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck...

Data Suggests Marylanders Are Moving Around More

After weeks of trying to keep their residents cooped up at home, several states are beginning a move toward commerce and social interaction.That's not...

Baltimore City Council Passes Rent Relief Legislation

The Baltimore City Council on Monday evening passed legislation to freeze residential rents for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.If it's signed into law...

Hundreds to Testify at Senate Hearing About Md. Unemployment System Woes

More than 1,100 people have signed up to testify at a state Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday on Maryland’s unemployment benefits system, Senate President...

Business Groups Seek Minimum Wage Freeze

Advocates for workers realized a long-held goal in 2019 when the General Assembly approved a multi-year increase in Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 an...

Here Are Two Dozen Bills Becoming Law Without Hogan’s Signature

Talk about practicing social distancing.By allowing every bill he didn't veto to become law without his signature, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) ensured that...

‘Gig’ Workers Fuel 200% Spike in First-Time Jobless Claims 

More than 109,000 Maryland residents filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week, nearly three times the number of workers who sought first-time benefits...

Glitches in State Government Response to Virus Taking Center Stage

Even as Maryland inches closer to reopening its economy and is easing restrictions on recreational activities, the state government is coming under increasing --...

Ocean City Beaches to Reopen to the Public on Saturday

As beach communities around the world struggle to decide when it’s safe to allow people to venture back to the water, the mayor of...