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Union Rally in Annapolis

Labor was out in full force at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis as the AFL-CIO held their annual legislative rally on Monday, March 21st, to promote and advance issues important to organized labor. There was a wide range of support from a cross section of labor unions. Electricians, steamfitters and plumbers, government employees, teachers, and health care professionals were among the many who were in attendance.

A fight for the very soul of our country

In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the need for our country to return to the kind of thoughtful yet passionate discourse and engagement in civic life that's been far too rare lately.

Public School Teachers Testify Against Vouchers

On Monday March 7, 2016 current and retired members of the Baltimore Teachers Union made their way to Annapolis to let legislators know vouchers were bad for Baltimore City. Three current BTU members (Brendan McFadden, Morgan Showalter, and Harry Preston V) all testified to the House Ways and Means Committee about the effects a voucher bill would have on students in Baltimore City.

Trailblazers in the Women's Labor Movement

Baltimore Teachers Union’s Women’s Rights Committee is planning its third annual Women in the Labor Movement Luncheon.  Our theme is “Trailblazers in the Women’s Labor Movement.”

March is Women in History month.  This is the time designated to honor and/or recognize the numerous contributions of women everywhere.  Historically women have demonstrated their unwavering commitment and dedication to an abundance of causes, working tirelessly in front of and behind the scenes making vast contributions to our society.

The luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 12:00-3:00p.m., and the cost is $40.00. Read on for more info...

Teachers Testify About Too Much Testing

Baltimore Teachers Union members Sarah Martin and Caroline Schmidt testified in Annapolis before the Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee about the proliferation of standardized testing. They were there in support of Senate Bill 407

New retiree leaders build union strength

Members of CUB's Retiree Chapter recently attended AFT's annual New Retiree Leader Seminar. (Pictured are CUB Retiree Chapter President Laverne Foster and member Donald Morris, with Ruby Strickland from Orange County Florida CTA.)