Marietta English, president of AFT-Maryland and Baltimore Teachers Union, addressed the Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Economic Development to address MSDE aid to education.More
The Maryland Senate has voted to shift of some of the cost of teacher pensions to Baltimore City and the state’s counties as part of an efforts to avoid more than $500 million in so-called Doomsday budget cuts originally scheduled to take effect on July 1.
The House voted 86-51 for the that will begin splitting teacher pension costs between the state and local jurisdictions over the next four years. In the Senate, the vote on the measure that included the teacher pension shift was 33-13.
AFT-Maryland and its affiliate, the Baltimore Teachers Union, have long opposed shifting the cost of pensions to local governments. Many local jurisdictions, such as the City of Baltimore, already suffer from budget deficits.
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Last night the latest local of AFT-Maryland voted to approve their constitution. The process of electing an executive board will now begin. To read the whole constitution, click on title.
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Despite the passage of Question A, Binding Arbitration, on last November's ballot, some Baltimore County councilmen want to block the enactment of this legislation. Click here to see why county residents are supporting its passage and why the Baltimore Sun newspaper agrees!
The Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees held officer elections Tuesday, September 27th. Click here to see the official election results!