All 22 locations of the Pratt Library system are included in the union drive, which is just the latest in a string of union campaigns sweeping Baltimore.
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Workers say the grocery retailer’s progressive branding belies understaffing, substandard wages, and dangerous COVID-19 policies.
For nearly two decades, many longtime residents of the West Baltimore neighborhood of Poppleton have been displaced from their homes for the sake of redevelopment plans that have yet to materialize.
The Real News Network and Just Media are partnering to launch a new fellowship program that empowers Baltimore writers that are passionate about reporting on criminal justice issues from their communities’ lived experiences.
“Atiba” Demetrius Brown is taking correspondence courses while incarcerated in Maryland, but because of a new decree by the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services, he can’t take his exams.
Documents obtained by Battleground Baltimore show that Baltimore Police veteran Welton Simpson Jr. allegedly sexually assaulted his wife and threatened her with his police weapon.
Training Days: Leaked disciplinary records of a Baltimore cop hired ‘post-Freddie Gray’ exemplify the limits of police reform
Documents investigating Officer Luke Shelley, once touted by local news as the future of the department, shows years of questionable searches, mishandled evidence, alleged ‘profiling,’ and more.
Even though Maryland has strong abortion protections, healthcare providers and organizers are bracing for a huge influx of out-of-state abortion seekers if and when the Supreme Court overturns Roe.
‘More vicious without a badge’: Leaked disciplinary records reveal a notorious Baltimore cop’s shocking behavior
Marilyn Mosby’s list of 300 police with ‘credibility issues’ includes Melvin Hill. Battleground Baltimore investigates this former cop with dozens of allegations against him, including ‘criminal misconduct’ and making a ‘false statement.’
“For us as Hopkins students and students in America in general, we try to disconnect and not normalize the State of Israel—not offer it legitimacy,” one organizer said.
On the day they became the first unionized store in Maryland, we spoke with four Starbucks partners about their fight for an inclusive, safe, and democratic workplace.
While those in charge talk up technocratic change and ‘progress,’ police corruption and dysfunction continues.
In Baltimore’s backlogged courts, defendants pay for their own home detention or risk years in jail pretrial
‘E-carceration’ was expanded during the pandemic as a stop-gap solution to prevent people charged with crimes from languishing in unsafe conditions. Advocates want it to be permanent—and free.
A week of battling billboards and debates about overspending on the cops, as legal weed in Maryland just became a little more likely.
In this month’s roundup of Baltimore news, Baltimore Museum of Art workers want their union recognized, reckoning with ‘zero tolerance,’ and more.
An exhibition recognizing security guards’ contributions to the museum is about to open, but the BMA’s director won’t recognize museum staff’s wall-to-wall union.
As Democrats once again embrace the policy of increasing police power to reduce crime, the devastating effects of Martin O’Malley’s mayorship cannot be forgotten.
The governor and other local elected officials tout a $7.5 billion dollar budget surplus and consider what to do with it–beyond temporarily suspending the gas tax.
The embattled State’s Attorney claims she has been targeted for her policies, but activists and police violence victims’ family members question her progressive bonafides
The much-hyped and frequently criticized bill that would let residents purchase a vacant property for just one dollar is finished—for now, at least.
In this month’s roundup of Baltimore news, delinquent vacant property owners, a whole bunch of police and crime data, and more.
Amid claims by the indicted Baltimore State’s Attorney that her politics have made her a target of the federal government, Battleground Baltimore looks at three years of decarceration.
Decriminalizing needles, syringes, and cookers in Maryland would save lives, reduce the spread of disease, and stabilize communities amid the overdose crisis, advocates again argue.
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