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 AFT is challenging the assumptions of a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute on school support staff, which suggests that the increase in the number of these employees is "adding more hands, but not necessarily more value."
During the AFT's recent national convention in Los Angeles, AFT delegates unanimously approved an amendment to the AFT constitution to change the name of AFT Healthcare to AFT Nurses and Health Professionals.
AFT President Randi Weingarten appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" television show to make the case for teachers' due process rights, to correct widely held misconceptions about the teaching workforce, and to clarify that problems tied to evaluation are often mislabeled as due process issues.
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.