UC2 drivers, day center aides, residential aides unite for justice
Sept. 25, 2013 | Workers employed by Unified Community Connections (UC2) who serve children and adults with varying disabilities came together Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the Union Hall to celebrate their recent affiliation with the Union, build unity, and discuss strategies for winning first contracts. On hand to address the workers were Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Negotiator Sean Cedenio, NAACP/Baltimore Chapter President Tessa Hill-Aston, Trustee/Organizer Moses Jackson, and IBT organizer Katie Finn.
Reminder! New Maryland cell phone, seat belt laws in effect Oct. 1
Sept. 27, 2013 | Effective Tuesday, October 1, if you are caught driving while talking on your hand-held cell phone, you will be pulled over and issued a $75 ticket. Previously, police could only ticket a driver for cell phone use if the driver was stopped for a primary offense, such as speeding. Maryland's new get-tough law upgrades the state's existing hand-held cell phone law to primary status. A second offense will cost you $125, a third and subsequent offenses, $175. Additionally, the new seat belt law requires all passengers to wear a seat belt while traveling in the backseat of any vehicle. It is a secondary law and carries a $50 fine. (The primary law covers an unrestrained driver and/or passenger in the front seat.)