Lawmakers Fighting for CUB Members

The City Union of Baltimore has been working for two sessions to get a tax credit for low wage city employees passed. While President Antoinette Ryan-Johnson has routinely traveled to Annapolis to lobby for this piece of legislation, she has been aided this session by freshman Delegate Stephanie Smith. Smith introduced the bill in the Ways and Means Committee and brought it before the Baltimore city delegation meeting as well.

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AFT Healthcare Steward Training

On a March Friday, a collection of state workers who decided they no longer wanted to be just employees, but that they wanted to be leaders in their workplace, convened at the AFT-Maryland office for a steward training. This training equipped members with skills on how to engage fellow workers and managing a range of worker related issues.

CUB President on Capitol Hill

When federal legislators wanted to protect public water, they knew they could call on President Antoinette Ryan-Johnson of the City Union of Baltimore. They knew she’d be the perfect ally for this fight to protect public water.

BTU on Capitol Hill

The union’s work ensuring funding for students often takes members, leadership, and staff to Annapolis to make the case before Maryland legislators. However, a special assignment to secure federal funding brought BTU PSRP Chapter Chair and AFT-Maryland Executive Board member Sandra Davis to Washington, D.C.

Union Dues Tax Deduction

CUB president Antoinette Ryan-Johnson led a delegation of AFT-Maryland members and leaders in Annapolis to testify on a bill that would allow union members to write off their union dues on state income taxes. This bill would increase the number of union members in the face of the anti-worker Supreme Court Janus decision.

BCFPHN Nurses Testify for Job Training

Karen Pilecki and members of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses testified in Annapolis before the House of Delegates Health and Government Operations committee. They are seeking a standardization of training practices and protocols across jurisdictions throughout the state.