AFT-Maryland Executive Board Meets

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The Executive Board of the American Federation of Teachers held its first meeting of 2013 March19.

President Marietta English reported to the board on the federation’s activities, emphasizing the work done on bills now before the Maryland state legislature. The president reported that the AFT-Maryland legislative team had presented testimony on several bills of importance to labor and working families and cited the federation’s support for the Voting Rights Act in a demonstrations before the Supreme Court in February.

The president also noted that several pieces of national legislation—the Fair Minimum Wage Act, the Violence Against Women Act, and the sequester—provided opportunities to organize working families in Maryland.

President English reported that she will be attending the AFT Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 21-24.