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BCFPE members help with holiday food distribution

In the spirit of giving, consistent with the holiday season, members of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) joined with AFL-CIO sisters and brothers to aid in the distribution of food and toys to families in need during the holiday season. President John Ripley and others were a part of the team putting together packages and handing out food and toys leading up to the Christmas Holiday. Read more on BCFPE's website at:

Anti-Bullying Workshop

On Saturday, October 29, 2016, AFT-Maryland invited members from its affiliated unions to take part in an anti-bullying workshop held at the Federation’s offices. Cliff Denby and Sandra Davis of the...

Walk-In for Community Schools Funding

The AFT-Maryland and the Baltimore Teachers Union joined with the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) and participated in a national day of action on October 6th. The Baltimore action was a walk-in for the schools and communities ALL our children deserve.

Voter Registration events

The AFT-Maryland was active in the Baltimore community Saturday Sept. 17th, participating in two events. The first was an AFL-CIO kickoff for Maryland. The event featured politicians from across the state rallying supporters and energizing the base in advance of this November’s elections.

Trump fails a crucial test

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about Donald Trump's education policies amd how they would devastate our public education system.

AFL-CIO Labor 2016 Kick Off

The Maryland/DC AFL-CIO will hold its Labor 2016 Kick Off event at the Baltimore Teachers Union on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Canvassing Door-to-door for Endorsed Candidates

12:30 p.m. Picnic and Rally

at the Baltimore Teachers Union/AFT-Maryland
4701 Mount Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
(Temporary office, across the street from BTU's building, currently under construction.)

RSVP to: Kim Tucker (410) 269-1940 or email to

Graduate assistants at private universities can unionize

In a decision that could reshape working and learning conditions for thousands of college workers and their students, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate assistants have the right to unionize, even at private colleges.

Rally at Chase Brexton Health Services

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.

AFT National Convention Wrap Up

The 2016 AFT National Convention in Minneapolis, MN was one for the ages. Not only was it the 100th anniversary of the union, but there were a number of high profile elected officials and social justice activists that addressed the convention. The members even took to the streets themselves to put the rhetoric into action.

ESSA regulations need improvement, AFT tells Ed Department

The AFT weighed in on proposed federal regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act this month, highlighting areas where the Department of Education must rework its draft in order to give schools a real shot at moving away from the current burdens of test-and-punish reform.