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Paychecks to Increase

State employees such as healthcare workers in Bargaining Unit E and engineers, scientists, and other professionals in Bargaining Unit G will find a 2% raise in their pay checks beginning January 1, 2013.

Remembering a loyal friend and colleague

This week AFT-Maryland, the Baltimore City Public School system, the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Labor Movement lost a great friend.  On Tuesday November 27, 2012,  Patricia Cook-Ferguson passed away after a brief illness.  

Happy Thanksgiving from AFT-Maryland

We would like to wish our members, their families and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Please travel safely if your holiday plans put you on the road.

We are mindful this holiday of our sisters and brothers in coastal areas still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. If you want to help, consider donating to AFT's Disaster Relief Fund, or through, where you can direct specific gifts. Click for more at

Ocean City employees continue the fight for bargaining

Before, during and after Superstorm Sandy, Ocean City, Md., employees worked to keep residents safe and protect their seaside town. Praise for them came from all quarters: the mayor, city council and residents.

But it wasn't enough for them to win a referendum guaranteeing them the right to collective bargaining...

Message from President English

With a sigh of relief, we can begin the day by congratulating President Obama and Vice President Biden on their re-election. It’s been an exciting election season, and one of the most exhilarating aspects has been watching our members step up to the challenge. You talked to your friends and families, knocked on doors, made phone calls, and supported this campaign with your time and your vote.

Help our AFT brothers and sisters in New York City on Saturday

The devastation that Super Storm Sandy caused in New York is unimaginable. Our brothers and sisters up there need help!

We are asking for volunteers this Saturday (Nov. 10th).

A bus will leave from the BTU/AFT-Maryland parking lot at 5 a.m. and all meals will be provided. (5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215)