The AFT-Maryland stood in support of Chase Brexton Health Services workers who were terminated for trying to form a union. Staff and members of the federation joined more than a hundred other activist and community members to protest decisions by the clinic’s administration to fire workers.
The clinic is unique in Baltimore in that it serves low income members of the LGBTQ community. The event was organized by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Baltimore Transgender Alliance. AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator Todd Reynolds said “this is at once an attack on working people and a marginalized community. The AFT nationally and here in Maryland has a long history of fighting for the rights of workers, particularly those who help marginalized communities.” A main source for complaints has been president and & CEO Richard Larison who was brought on in 2012.
Delegates Mary Washington, Cory McCray, and Cheryl Glenn (all union members) were in attendance to speak and to show their support.