Following the election of Wes Moore to be Maryland’s 63rd Governor, AFT-Maryland President Kenya Campbell released this statement on behalf of the state federation. I am so happy that Maryland has made history electing the first African-American Governor, as well as the first Indian-American Lieutenant Governor, in the state’s history. The Moore-Miller team ran a campaign promising to leave no Marylander behind and we look forward to working with them to better our communities and ultimately our state. While excited about the election of the Moore-Miller ticket, we at AFT-Maryland recognize the real work begins now. CLICK TO READ > > >
Young people in Baltimore need not fear when Halloween rolls around because AFT-Maryland always brings the treats in our annual Trunk or Treat Event. The afternoon event is routinely supported by longtime collaborators with the state federation including A. Philip Randolph Institute- Baltimore Chapter, National Action Network Baltimore Chapter, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women and this year was no exception. The Arena Players parking lot once again served as the location for the event. Children from the community and a large number of youth participating in a program at the theater, came to the parking lot in their costumes to get a piece of candy from the trunks of cars.
In addition to the candy that’s given away, AFT-Maryland and our partners also use the event as a time to get out the vote.... CLICK FOR PHOTOS and TO READ
If you have student debt and, like most AFT members, work for a public or nonprofit employer - including public and nonprofit schools, healthcare facilities, institutions of higher education, and other government or 501(c)(3) nonprofit employers - you could have your entire student debt balance forgiven, but you MUST take action before Oct. 31, 2022.
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This year, for the first time, and after an introduction by a Baltimore Teachers Union delegate, the AFT recognized PSRP Week. In the past, PSRPs have been given just a day for recognition. The Baltimore Teachers Union provided small tokens of appreciation and hosted a joyful night of recreation for PSRPs.
The recognition comes after AFT-Maryland, in conjunction with labor partners AFSCME, MSEA, and SEIU lobbied for and won bonuses for all Maryland education support personnel....
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Join AFT-Maryland for a TRUNK or TREAT event!
Saturday, October 29, 2022
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
on the Arena Players Parking Lot
801 McCullough St., Baltimore, MD 21201
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City Union of Baltimore OSHA Training
An important issue for City Union of Baltimore members has been workplace safety. Responding to that concern, the union facilitated an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training for stewards. The training was a four day experience where members learned about federal regulations for proper health and safety protocols at the worksite.
Members equipped with this information are able to help keep themselves and their fellow colleagues safe at work. They are also...