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Medicare D Informational Meeting for Retirees

Given members’ growing anxiety over the planned changes to state retiree prescription drug coverage, AFT-Maryland brought in Sherry Kolbe of the Baltimore County Department of Aging for a workshop on enrolling in Medicare Part D.

Organizing Coalition for Public Education in Maryland

The Organizing Coalition for Public Education in Maryland met at the Baltimore Teachers Union on Thursday September 13th. The meeting saw a number of invested partners from across the state come together in an effort to promote public education across the state.

State and City Retirees: Medicare Part D Workshop

ATTENTION RETIREES
from State and City employment:

State Worker Retirees’ Prescription Drug Plan will be moving to MEDICARE PART D next year. You must sign up during Open Enrollment between Oct. 15, 2018 and Dec. 7, 2018, or risk losing prescription coverage.

Know Your Rights!

On Tuesday, September 25th, AFT-Maryland will host Sherry Kolbe from the Maryland State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), who will ...
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A Decade of Neglect

“A Decade of Neglect: Public Education Funding in the Aftermath of the Great Recession” details for the first time the devastating impact on schools, classrooms and students when states choose to pursue an austerity agenda in the false belief that tax cuts will pay for themselves. The comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the long-term austerity agendas and historic disinvestment that sparked the wave of nationwide walkouts this spring.

Lunch and Learn with MPEC

In a post-Janus world it has become more important than ever to make sure public employees know their rights when it comes to unions. The Maryland Professional Employees Council hosted a “Lunch & Learn” for members, new hires, and non-members alike.

Walk for Sickle Cell Awareness and Research

Summer is a busy time for the locals of AFT-Maryland. Beyond their duties as members and officers of public sector labor unions, many volunteer in the community for a number of worthwhile causes. The 2018 Maryland Walk With the Stars & Move-a-thon for sickle cell awareness and research was one of those causes AFT-Maryland showed up for.

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.