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on BCPSS Workforce Reduction

The Baltimore Teachers Union is very concerned about our PSRP members who received lay-off notices today. We are doing all we can to ensure those affected will ultimately be rehired.

On events in Baltimore on Monday April 27, 2015


Baltimore, MD-- Tonight our hearts are heavy and we echo the calls of the Gray family, clergy and Mayor Rawlings-Blake for peace as the city of Baltimore starts the healing process.

We are grateful that ...


On the conclusion of the 2015 Maryland Legislative Session

"After a long and sometimes hotly debated legislative session, the state is better for the admirable bi-partisan work done by the legislators. I want to start by thanking the state legislature for its efforts in finding the funds to educate our children across the state and also for keeping state worker pay as it is.


President English on BCPSS New School Police Plan

"This new school police plan is very disturbing to us at the Baltimore Teachers Union because we are now asking teachers, PSRPs, and principals to be responsible for one more thing other than the educational instruction of our city's students. Our members are not police..."

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Statement on the Inauguration of Gov. Larry Hogan

January 22, 2015

Contact: Ray Baker, (410) 764-3030

Baltimore, MD - AFT-Maryland President, Marietta English, has released the following statement on the occasion of the inauguration of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan:

PSI embraces educational support staff

Members of AFT's PSRP division and AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson joined Public Services International, the global public service workers union, to help kick off its new endeavor, the Educational Support and Cultural Workers Network, at its founding meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rally for Community Schools

Baltimore, MD - On Tuesday October 21, 2014, AFT-Maryland in conjunction with the Baltimore Teachers UnionMaryland Communities United, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Central Labor Council will rally outside City Hall for community schools. The organizations will join with hundreds of parents, students and community members to call for support from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore City Council on the school initiative that has been improving Baltimore schools and communities.  The groups are looking for a resolution from the City Council and a financial commitment from the mayor's office of $2.2 million in this academic year and $10 million next year to fully fund exciting and emerging community schools.