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Gov. Larry Hogan Is Afraid of Teachers: Winners and Losers of the Week

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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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It's a Good Day to Be a Champion for Voting Rights in Maryland

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The Maryland state Senate today made a step in the right direction in making sure that elections are fair and open to all of the state's residents. The Senate overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of legislation that would restore voting rights to more than 40,000 Marylanders with felony convictions who have served their time. Under the new law, once a person who was formerly incarcerated is released from prison, they will be allowed to vote.

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Have You Thanked a Nurse Today? Winners and Losers of the Week

Have You Thanked a Nurse Today? Winners and Losers of the Week

In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the persons or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Montgomery County, Md., Trash Company Hires Untrained Temps During Strike

As striking trash haulers in Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland head into the second week of their strike for fair wages and benefits, their employer, Unity Disposal, appears to have resorted to sending out temporary replacement workers as “helpers” without required safety equipment and perhaps without required safety training as well. Helpers are the workers who ride on the vehicles and heave garbage and recycling into the back of the trucks.

Support the striking trash haulers by calling Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett at 240-205-7176. 

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Something to Cheer About: Winners and Losers of the Week

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In our regular weekly feature, we'll be taking a look at the winners and losers of the week in the struggle for the rights of working families. The winners will be the people or organizations that go above and beyond to expand or protect the rights of working families, while the losers will be whoever went above and beyond to limit or deny those rights.

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Maryland Passes Responsible Contracting Law

Maryland Passes Responsible Contracting Law

Yesterday, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) signed a bill that protects taxpayers by prohibiting private contractors who have broken the law from obtaining contracts with the state. SB 669 would prevent companies from signing contracts with the state if they have been convicted of a variety of offenses, including tax evasion, conspiracy to defraud the federal government, or willful violation of state prevailing and living wage rates, state wage and hour laws or state occupational safety and health laws.

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Momentum Builds in D.C. Area for a Minimum Wage Increase

When Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray (D) recently vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would've required big-box stores like Walmart to pay their workers living wages, his veto message explicitly called for a raise in the minimum wage for all District of Columbia residents. D.C. Council members Vincent OrangeYvette Alexander and Chair Phil Mendelson also have called for an increase in the local wage. The current minimum wage in the district is $8.25, except for tipped workers, whose minimum wage is $2.77.

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