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AFT-Maryland announced today the list of the Labor-Endorsed candidates for the 2014 Primary election. The list includes endorsements for state-wide races—including Governor and Attorney General—as well races for state senate, state house of delegates, and local, and county-wide races.

“We took a lot of time and effort to look at all the candidates quite closely,” said AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator Todd Reynolds. “We feel these candidates, at every level, are the best candidates to serve working families and their priorities in Annapolis or in county and city offices. We certainly hope that


MD/DC AFL-CIO president, Fred Mason, announces a Legislative Debriefing of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hilton
1726 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore

The fee is $40 per person, and includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.

Registration is required. Contact Kim Tucker at or (410) 269-1940.


Join your union sisters and brothers as we watch the three democratic candidates for governor– Heather Mizeur, Doug Gansler, and Labor-endorsed Anthony Brown – engage in the final debate before the primary election. Food and soft drinks will be provided.


Monday, June 2, 2014
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Baltimore Teachers Union
5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Please call Todd Reynolds at AFT-Maryland (410-764-3030) by May 29th to RSVP.

Click here for the event flyer.


The City Union of Baltimore launched its Reclaiming the Promise program on May 21. CUB leaders and activists signed on to the initiative during a stewards meeting and took hundreds of pledge cards back to their workplaces for colleagues to sign.

CUB, a public employee affiliate of the AFT, will use its Reclaiming the Promise of Quality Public Services for Strong Communities program to raise funds for needy members of their community. The union and its members will also reach out to residents of Baltimore to make them aware of the goals of Reclaiming the Promise.

For more photos, visit AFT


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On behalf of the Labor Commissioner, please find attached information concerning Election Judges needed for the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Election. (CLICK HERE for the Flyer.)


The Community Engagement Committee of AFT-Maryland partnered with the Baltimore Teachers Union, Maryland Communities United, and First Book to distribute over 2,000 free, age-appropriate books to students and families in Baltimore. Books were given to individual families, to teachers, to pre-Kindergarten programs, and to community groups that serve children.

Over 200 people attended the book drive held at Robert W Coleman Elementary School (#142) in Baltimore on Thursday, May 15th. AFT-Maryland and Baltimore Teachers Union President, Marietta English spoke to attendees and also invited AFT