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AFT-Maryland, along with the Baltimore Teachers Union, Maryland Communities United, and the Center for Popular Democracy will be hosting a rally to promote and advocate widespread support for community schools.

Throughout Baltimore, Community Schools are transforming public education. Community Schools are rooted in their local communities. Building innovative partnerships with non-profits, city agencies, and businesses, Community Schools multiply public resources to bring top-quality academics, services, and programs to ensure children are physically, emotionally, and socially prepared to learn. For the press release, click here.

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Retirees from the Baltimore Teachers Union phone-banked for candidates supported and endorsed by AFL-CIO. The retirees manned the phones at the AFT-Maryland Headquarters in Baltimore.

Calls were made to ensure that registered voters committed to voting for candidates that would support workers’ rights and collective bargaining. It was one of many days of phone banking in an effort to get out the vote for the upcoming November election.

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AFT-Maryland took a delegation led by President Marietta English to Washington D.C. for the 44th annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. The conference featured brain trusts and issue forums that sought to address legislative concerns of those in the black community. Among the many panels held were Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) hosted event “Working Families Fight Back” and the American Federation of Teachers conversation simply titled “Education or Politics.”

The conference brought together thousands from across the nation from different sectors to have


Join AFT-Maryland on Tuesday, Oct. 14th for a viewing of Koch Brothers Exposed, Brave New Films' documentary on the Koch Brothers and their influence on American elections.

From Robert Greenwald, the award-winning director of Outfoxed: Rupert Murdock's War on Journalism, and Walmart: The High Cost of a Low Price.

Tuesday, October 14th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
BTU/AFT-Maryland Headquarters

5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Free popcorn & soda!
RSVP to Todd Reynolds by 10/13: (410) 764-3030, or


AFT-Maryland will host a viewing party for the Brown & Hogan Gubernatorial Debate, Tuesday, October 7th, at the Baltimore Teachers Union Headquarters. 

Join your union sisters and brothers as we watch the two candidates for governor- including Labor-endorsed Anthony Brown- engage in the final debate before the general election. Food and soft drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 7th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Baltimore Teachers Union HQ
5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Call AFT-Maryland with any questions about the event: (410) 764-3030, or email Todd Reynolds, Political Coordinator, at treynolds@aftmd