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AFL-CIO Community Services Holiday Baskets

On Monday, December 17, 2018, staff and members of AFT-Maryland, BCFPE, City Union of Baltimore, and others joined with the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO in preparing holiday baskets to deliver to union families in need. AFL-CIO Community Services organized the effort, and members and staff volunteered their time to pack, sort, and deliver donations. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Lobby Night in Annapolis 2019

Join AFT-Maryland and our members from the BTU, CUB, MCEA, MPEC, AFT Healthcare, BCFPE, and BCFPHN as we travel to Annapolis to talk with our representatives about our issues in the 2019 Legislative Session.

Buses will depart from AFT-Maryland, 5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 at 5:15 p.m.

Cutting the heart out of higher ed

Betsy DeVos wants to alter the DNA of higher education, trying to change the definition of the credit hour, eliminate student-faculty interaction in some programs and allow schools losing their accreditation to charge students tuition. And it’s all disguised in the wonky and overwhelming “negotiated rulemaking” review process that begins Jan. 15.

BCFPE President Named to County Exec's Transition Team

Celebrating one of our own! The new Baltimore County executive John Olszewski Jr. has named BCFPE President and AFT-Maryland Vice President John Ripley to his transition team. Ripley has been assigned to the public safety workgroup.

Our Conversation with Steven Spielberg

To commemorate the 25th anniversary and rerelease of “Schindler’s List,” Steven Spielberg joined AFT President Randi Weingarten to discuss the legacy of the movie, its impact on Holocaust education and how to teach kids to understand and respond to hatred in our communities.

Georgetown University graduate employees cast historic vote for the union

Graduate employees at Georgetown University made history Nov. 9 when they finished tallying an 83 percent vote to join the union, the Georgetown Alliance of Graduate Employees. The overwhelming victory is the first that circumvents the Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board. Instead it is certified by the American Arbitration Association, and it decisively frames graduates not as students but as workers, with all the rights that title commands.