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.
Adjunct faculty at Temple University have filed authorization cards seeking union representation with the United Academics of Philadelphia, which is the AFT's Philadelphia-area local for adjunct faculty, and the Temple Association of University Professionals, which is the AFT-affiliated union for Temple's full-time tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty.
Attention members of AFT-Maryland affiliated locals! The 2015 Legislative Session is almost here, and we're asking our members about their priorities regarding legislative issues which impact them in their workplace and community. If you're a member, please follow this link to take the brief survey.
AFT is joining with the National Action Network for their Justice for All March #justice4all. Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014. AFT-Maryland will be providing BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM BALTIMORE. See below for details.
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.
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