AFL-CIO Support for AFGE Families

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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. Unions across the state federation showed up and contributed so our friends at AFGE will always know their labor family is always on their side.

The federal government shutdown threatened the livelihood of more than 800,000 federal workers and even more contractual staff that includes cooks, janitors, maintenance workers, and more. Locally, Marylanders were especially hard-hit. This is why the leadership of Metro Baltimore Council AFL-CIO was so necessary. The unions joined with the Maryland Food Bank to ensure furloughed federal workers had a decent meal for their households while partisan and often xenophobic politics withheld their work and pay.

Metro Baltimore AFL-CIO President Jermaine Jones thanked the AFT for their contribution to that day and for the role they play in helping the Metro Baltimore AFL-CIO be a strong institution in the central Maryland labor community.

Click to hear a message from Jermaine Jones on our Facebook page.