Israel Cultural Exchange

AFT-Maryland President Marietta English joined with other AFT national officers and representatives for a visit to Israel. There, they participated in a cultural exchange about best practices in educating young people. The trip had significant importance as the group also engaged with students and teachers at Jerusalem’s Hand-in-Hand School.  The school promotes integration and tolerance among the Arab and Jewish residents of Israel.

Member Spotlight: Jetta Williams

Jetta Williams has been an RN at Western Maryland Hospital Center (WMHC) for two years, and has been a member of AFT Healthcare-Maryland for the last four months. Jetta said that “other members kept on asking me to join and a lot of people were doing it, too.

Union Day in Baltimore County

Baltimore County Public Employees had an opportunity to meet and greet the leadership of the two local unions affiliated with AFT-Maryland, which represent them. Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) and the Baltimore County Federation of Public Health Nurses (BCFPHN) executive boards welcomed and engaged members at the Drumcastle Center in Towson, MD.

VOTE... for AFT's Everyday Heroes

AFT-Maryland member, Valentina Washington, has been named a semi-finalist for AFT's Everyday Hero program in the Public Employees division. Valentina is a member of Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, and their Area IV Vice President. 

You can read all of the nominees' stories, and cast your vote for candidates in the Teacher, PSRP, Public Employee, Higher Education, Nurses & Health Professionals, Early Childhood, and Retiree by visiting

AFTMD Supports Striking Verizon Employees

Unions are only as strong as the solidarity they create. They often find their strength in numbers, as they connect different people with different interest to one goal. To that end, members & staff of AFT-Maryland took to the picket line to support their sisters and brothers in labor from the Communication Workers Association (CWA).