Some Baltimore port workers are worried expressed in No Safe Harbor.
Phillip Peay has reaped the benefits of working at a bustling port of Baltimore for the past 19 years. His employer, a port logistics company, has paid for most of his college education, and he, his wife and two children live in a house in Rosedale.
But the 38-year-old man is also concerned, because he knows his livelihood may depend on the Big Three automakers, specifically Chrysler LLC – the port’s largest exporter of automobiles. After listening to Chrysler’s president and others speak about the necessity of a federal bailout for the Big Three during a town hall-style meeting yesterday, Peay says he still has more questions about how the automakers will succeed.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is proposing temporary furloughs for more than 67,000 state employees and a shutdown of state government operations for two days during the coming holidays, according to internal documents provided yesterday to The Baltimore Sun.
The proposal would save $34.4 million and help to keep the anemic state budget in the black, according to a letter from Budget Secretary T. Eloise Foster addressed to union officials and provided to The Sun and other news outlets. While the O’Malley administration doesn’t need approval from labor unions – a key constituency for the governor – contours of the proposal were hammered out in consultation with union officials.
I’m quite sick of Coldplay.
I still have a job so I’ve got to get out of here.