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AFT- Maryland President Attends Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights Conference

AFT-Maryland President Marietta English will attend the Civil, Human, and Women’s Rights Conference in Los Angles, California, this week. Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the conference is being held October 3rd through October 6th.  The conference focuses on encouraging the Department of Labor and the Congress to create better policies for helping American families, extending the benefits of family and medical leave assistance, and promoting stronger and more effective family and medical leave benefits for women and working families.
 

BTU Calls for Review of School Conduct Code

Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) president Marietta English has called for a review and revision of the new Code of Conduct for Baltimore City schools. The new code allows students caught with weapons such as knives or guns to remain in school. Under the previous code, students who committed such infractions automatically were suspended or expelled.

BTU QuEST Conference Scheduled

The Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) will sponsor its annual Quality Educational Standards in Teaching (QuEST) Conference October 18th at Clifton High School, 2801 Saint Lo Drive in Baltimore.

BCFPE Members Promoted

Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) president John Ripley reports that two of the federation’s members, Corporal Elischa M. Bryant and Corporal Gregory D. Miller, both employees in the Baltimore County Department of Corrections, have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In announcing their promotions, Deborah J.

Massive Union Presence Expected at March on Washington

AFT and AFT-Maryland invite members to participate in the 2013 March on Washington, Saturday, August 24th. The nation’s unions will be represented en mass at the August 24th March on Washington.  As in 1963, the nation’s workers will emphasize the need for jobs, justice, and freedom.  Marchers will gather at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall and proceed to the new monument that honors Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader who galvanized marchers in 1963 with his “I Have A Dream” speech.

AFTMD Locals Show Support for South Korean Education Workers

AFT-Maryland local unions stand in support of South Korean education support workers who are an integral part of students' educational programs yet have no job stability or fair wages based on experience.

Staff and members of the City Union of Baltimore (CUB, Local 800, pictured to the right), Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC, Local 6197) and Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA, Local 1935) had their photos taken with supportive signs, collected by AFT to be shared with the workers in the effort in South Korea.

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