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Politicos and Union Leaders Stand with Working People

A highlight of the convention was the impactful speakers that delegates and guests heard from over three days in Pittsburgh. The headliner among them was former Secretary of State and Democratic nominee for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.

Member-to-Member Mobilization

The City Union of Baltimore and AFT Healthcare-Maryland came together for a weeklong mobilization effort. Each local set out to identify potential members and turn them into full members and even more, into activists for the union. These efforts are usually done in conjunction with AFT National and this one was no different.

Student Debt Clinic

The City Union of Baltimore will host a Student Debt Clinic on Friday, June 29, 2018. Space is limited; Click here to RSVP: http://aft.to/StudentDebtClinicRSVP

When: June 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Where: City Union of Baltimore, 2117 N Howard St., Baltimore
RSVP: http://aft.to/StudentDebtClinicRSVP

Over 44 million people in the United States are struggling to make their monthly student loan payments, and millions more see economic and personal opportunities pass as they prioritize paying down their debt. Does this sound like you or someone you know?

 

Maryland Primary Elections

The AFL-CIO has announced their list of Labor-Endorsed candidates for the 2018 Primary election. The list includes endorsements for state-wide races as well races for state senate, state house of delegates, and local and county-wide races.

Healthcare Stewards Training

The AFT Healthcare Maryland held a steward training at their headquarters on Rutherford Road. This gathering of new union activists show that the commitment to democracy in the workplace is alive and well. The local welcomed more than a dozen members interested in being a voice for their fellow workers in the workplace.

MD/DC Alliance for Retired Americans

The Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans held a statewide meeting at the Baltimore Teachers Union. The group gathered to discuss a number of issues pertinent to members of the organization. Retirees from the City Union of Baltimore and the Baltimore Teachers Union made up a significant number of those in attendance.

AFT-Maryland 2018 State Convention Wrap-Up

The AFT-Maryland held their Triennial Constitutional Convention the weekend of April 20th. The convention celebrated the theme Standing on the Shoulders of Labor Giants: Fighting for Our Future. It featured remarks by labor leaders in and around Baltimore, including Donna Edwards, President of the Maryland State and D.C.

Union Night Rally in Annapolis

Hundreds of union members took to Lawyer’s Mall in front of the Maryland State Capitol to show the power and strength of labor. The Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO convened the sea of solidarity. The locals of AFT-Maryland were in attendance and their voices were heard and their presence felt. The federation was acknowledged and received shout outs from a number of elected officials.

Among the politicians who addressed the crowd were... Click to read