City Union of Baltimore OSHA Training

An important issue for City Union of Baltimore members has been workplace safety. Responding to that concern, the union facilitated an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training for stewards. The training was a four day experience where members learned about federal regulations for proper health and safety protocols at the worksite.

Members equipped with this information are able to help keep themselves and their fellow colleagues safe at work. They are also... 

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Indigenous People's Day

Approaching the midterms elections, it may feel like our country is more divided than it has ever been. However, as union members working side-by-side with people from diverse backgrounds, we know that acknowledging and celebrating our differences doesn’t denigrate any of us. As a union of professionals, we also know how important accurate history is to the growth and development of a well functioning democracy and society. 

That is why AFT-Maryland is taking a moment to acknowledge Indigenous People’s Day... CLICK to Read

Wishes For a Good Year

It is important for each of us to have moments to reflect, atone, and begin anew with a commitment to being a better person for ourselves, our families, our communities, and colleagues. In that spirit we can appreciate the ten days of awe, the period of introspection and repentance following Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The time is punctuated by the holiday Yom Kippur. 

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Back to School Night Community Event at Eutaw Marshburn

Back to School Night is a great opportunity for a school and community to interact. Schools often have resources beyond educating students that parents and children alike can benefit from. Back to School Night at Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary exemplified that mutual relationship between the school and the community. AFT-Maryland participated in this event to provide additional resources to members who work at the school and the community in attendance. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is one of the most diverse periods of celebration on our national calendar. This period is so rich because of the wide-range of Americans who have Hispanic ancestry. The month is a period of recognition for people whose ancestors come from far reaching places such as Spain, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico. The unique customs from each group enliven and enrich the American experience. 

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Sharing more pathways to student debt relief

As the landscape of student debt shifts, and more and more opportunities allow borrowers to have their debt relieved, the AFT is using every avenue to ensure that the word is out. In affiliate meetings, telephone town halls, media coverage and social media, the union is spreading the news, and at a student debt clinic at AFT headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, AFT President Randi Weingarten vowed to reach as many people as possible with information that could save them tens—and sometimes hundreds—of thousands of dollars.