Welcome to the Labor Day weekend!
All of us at AFT-Maryland and our Local affiliates wish you a happy and healthy holiday. We hope you'll join us in taking the day to recognize the hard work and dedication of Maryland's workers.
We also hope you'll take a moment to visit the AFL-CIO's Labor Day 2014 web page. They remind us that "despite our sweat, sacrifice and innovations, too many families are struggling to make ends meet.
This is not an accident. The rise in political and corporate attacks on working people has meant that wages have declined or remained stagnant. Good jobs are scarce, unemployment still is unacceptably high and the greedy few have rigged the game to reap the gains in productivity at the expense of the working people who made those gains possible."
AFT-Maryland staff representative, Michael Spiller, conducted a steward training held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 for AFT Healthcare-Maryland. Click here to visit AFT Healthcare-Maryland's site.
Approximately 75 activists from AFT-Maryland, the City Union of Baltimore, AFSCME Council 67, and UNITE HERE Local 7 rallied at City Hall last Wednesday morning, 8/13/14, citing concerns the city was planning to privatize the public water system.
The Baltimore Teachers Union participated in the Baltimore City Public School System’s New Teacher Institute, August 11-15, at Digital Harbor High School. From baltimorecityschools.org:
The 2014 Conference of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) was held this year at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. MCEA was well represented at this annual event with President Linda Day, Executive Director Jack Nelson, and Salisbury staff liaison Karen Coulbourne.