DHMH Administration Meets With AFT Maryland and AFT-Healthcare Maryland President, Debra Perry on DDA Reorganization

On Monday, March 7th a meeting was conducted with Valerie Roddy, Stefanie Garrity, Ken Murray, Janet Nugent, Michael Spiller, and President Perry (AFT Healthcare- Maryland) to discuss the organizational structure of DDA and its financial business processes. The changes that began Monday will clearly delineate organizational roles and responsibilities within the centralized offices and the regional offices; align the duties of each unit so that there are clear lines of authority and responsibility; establish the framework for a new organizational culture; and enable more effective business processes. The changes will not involve layoffs, but may involve some employee retraining.  Your Union will continue to monitor and work with DHMH to make sure that your rights and job are protected.
 

Welcome

AFT launched its National Convention with the Opening General Session July 27th. Delegates were treated to a performance by the Detroit School Choir and the Mayor of Detroit, David Bing, greeted delegates and welcomed them to the city. AFT Executive Vice President Francine Lawrence addressed delegates, as did Susan Hopgood, president , Education International, and Peter Waldorf, general secretary, Public Service International.

Lorretta Johnson, AFT Secretary-Treasurer, was a featured speaker at the Opening Session. Dr. Johnson and Francine Lawrence presided over the presentation of the AFT Everyday Hero Awards. Among the Heroes acknowledged for outstanding service was Mike Morris, a member of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, an AFT-Maryland affiliate.

Following the Opening General Session, Conference selected delegates attended committee meetings devoted to 2012 elections, constitutional amendments, and divisional meetings. A Retirees Leadership Conference also was convened on the Convention’s first day.

The evening concluded with the Kamalikulture Fashion Show.