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.

 

BCFPHN Member Spotlight

Renee Reisinger enjoys working as a public health professional. She also appreciates that it’s never too late to learn something new. This is why she joins a select few with the distinction of graduating from a first-in-the-nation Master’s Program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. The program is in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics. In this member spotlight, Renee talks with AFT-Maryland Communication Director Ray Baker about what she’s learned in the program and how the program is helping advance the field of public health. AFT-Maryland and BCFPHN are proud of each and every member who...

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AFT-Maryland Virtual Triennial Convention 2021

The AFT-Maryland Virtual Triennial Convention for 2021, "Continuing the Fight for Democracy: Labor Unions, Organizing and Collective Bargaining", will be held virtually from Friday, May 21, 2021 through Saturday, May 22, 2021.

See below for important information about the event, and check back regularly for updates.

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Statement on Guilty Verdict

AFT-Maryland Statement on Guilty Verdict
in Murder Trial of Derek Chauvin

The verdict convicting Derek Chauvin was a glimmer of hope reminding us that when law enforcement officers go beyond the scope of their duty and kill citizens, they will be held accountable for their actions. It remains impossible for me to believe that anyone could have looked at the video where Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck and return a not-guilty verdict. However, history of police violence in the United States tells us the possibility of Chauvin being acquitted was a real one. That's why so many watched with anticipation, anxiety and bated breath as the verdict was announced. ...

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Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

The recent racist attacks on members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are deplorable. The murder of eight people, six of them Asian women, in Georgia on Tuesday night dramatized the increasing violence and agression against our fellow AAPI residents. AFT-Maryland denounces this deplorable violence and demands that we as a country commit to eradicating racist violence once and for all.

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