Union Night at Camden Yards 2021

Unions make everything in Baltimore better, including the struggling baseball team. During another rebuilding season with lots of losing, the Orioles pulled out a win on Union Night defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. AFT-Maryland was in attendance with family from the Metro Baltimore AFL-CIO to cheer on the birds.

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Maryland 2021 Special Session

In December, the Maryland State Legislature will convene a special session to redraw our state’s congressional boundaries. The special session is different from the January-to-April regular legislative session: the state legislature will not hear testimony on the budget or consider any bills. They will only take up legislation to redraw congressional districts based on the 2020 U.S. Census data.

However, the state legislature will override bills which Governor Hogan vetoed last May.

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AFT-Maryland Supports Worker Rallies

Despite the presence of the Delta and Delta+ variants of the COVID-19 virus, most reopening plans are underway. The return to normalcy hasn’t been completely smooth, especially for hospitality workers. Workers from Unite Here Local 7 at Merriweather Lakehouse, the hotel formerly known as Sheraton Columbia, held a rally demanding their jobs be reinstated when the hotel reopens. During the pandemic-related shutdown, the hotel came under new management.

Statement from AFT-Maryland President Kenya Campbell on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

On behalf of AFT-Maryland, I offer condolences to the Trumka and entire AFL-CIO family on the passing of Richard Trumka. Mr. Trumka served at the helm of the AFL-CIO for nearly 12 years, leading with concern and care for every worker in the United States. His leadership on behalf of the working people in this country has been well documented and will continue to be in the days to come as people all over the world eulogize him.

Video Recap of AFT-Maryland 2021 Triennial Convention

AFT-Maryland successfully held their 2021 Triennial Convention virtually. Although it was heartbreaking not to be together in person, the virtual convention came as close to recreating the feeling of worker solidarity and forward progression for the state federation as possible. Take a look at a recap from the two-day convention. Special thank you to our locals and delegates for a great convention.

Click here to watch the recap video on AFT-Maryland's YouTube channel.