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.

Due Process Rights for Maryland School for the Deaf employees

Due process is an essential right for every employee, however employees at the Maryland School for the Deaf currently don’t have that right. The AFT-Maryland was hard at work ensuring that wouldn’t be the case for long. AFT-MD took to the halls of power in Maryland to make the case for due process rights for all state employees including those at Maryland School for the Deaf.

AFL-CIO Support for AFGE Families

When our sisters and brothers of labor are in need, we will answer the call. The unions that make up the AFT-Maryland answered the call for their American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) sisters and brothers in an act of selflessness and solidarity. When the Metro Baltimore Council of AFL-CIO put out the call, we were there in full force to answer.

AFT-Maryland Lobby Night 2019

Members from across the state federation met in Annapolis to lobby for a range of issues important to Maryland public employees.