Members of AFT's PSRP division and AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson joined Public Services International... to help kick off its new endeavor, the Educational Support and Cultural Workers Network, at its founding meeting Nov. 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two labor organizations stood in solidarity with school support workers around the world to create a new structure for addressing such urgent issues as funding for public education, job security, privatization and the right to organize among public school support staff.
Among other panel discussions, Sandra Davis, a PSRP leader in the Baltimore Teachers Union, discussed how to use professional development to turn precarious employment into job security and organizing opportunities.
BTU's 7th Annual Spring Break Cruise runs from April 5 - 12, 2015.
If you'd like to join the cruise, contact Ms. Peggy Gladden at the BTU: 410-358-6600.
Join the BTU for a "cruise party" on Dec. 4th for more information.
AFT-Maryland President Marietta English released the following statement after a Missouri grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown:
"It saddens me that the grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. I urge all who protest to engage in civil disobedience... Read
The Family League of Baltimore, the Coalition for Community Schools, and the Maryland Equity Project are presenting the Institute on School-Community Partnerships: Sustaining High-Impact School-Community Partnerships on Thursday, Nov. 20th at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.
Marietta English (President, AFT-Maryland and Baltimore Teachers Union) spoke before the Education Sub-Committee of the Baltimore Delegation Saturday, November 15, 2014. She addressed topics such as a hybrid school board (elected & appointed), funding for Baltimore City schools, and the proliferation of Community Schools across the city.
Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.
AFT has put together a great video on the 10/21/14 rally at Baltimore City Hall in support of Community Schools. Parents, students, teachers and community members gathered in front of City Hall to demand funding to expand community schools in Baltimore. Check it out on their YouTube channel: