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Youth Violence Prevention Week begins on Monday (April 7). Please see below for a list of events. For more information please email or call 443.984.3566.

Opening Event
“We Are the Dream” Ceremony

Friday, April 4, 2014
5:00 – 8:30
City Hall
*Invitation Only Event*

Monday, April 7th, 2014
Youth Violence Prevent Week Press Conference
Hosted by: Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice
City Hall, Rotunda
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Hosted by: Baltimore City Recreation & Parks
Lillian Jones Recreation Center
1310 N. Stricker Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
3:30 pm



The Maryland Classified Employees Council (MCEA), an AFT-Maryland affiliate, will hold its Statewide Advisory Council meeting April 26, 2014.  The Advisory Council meeting hosts representatives of all MCEA chapters and regions for an evaluation and assessment of the Association’s activities and a strategic planning session for future operations.

The meeting will start  at 9:00 a.m. at American Legion Post 137, 1508 DeSoto Road, the first MCEA Advisory Council meeting to be held in Baltimore City. State Senator Catherine Pugh and members of the Baltimore City Council are scheduled to attend.



Ernie Grecco, President of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council, AFL-CIO Unions has called for a boycott of Staples office supply stores. In calling the boycott, Grecco and the Council join the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) in an attempt to stop the privatization of post office services. The Postal Service has entered a contract that allows Staples stores to operate “postal counters” that offer stamps and other mailing services— activities normally performed by post offices. The NALC and APWU charge that these postal counters are


[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"11828","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image media-image-left","style":"width: 100px; height: 100px; float: left;","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]]The Baltimore Teachers Union Public Outreach Committee announces their PROM DRIVE, and they are collecting formalwear and donations to benefit young teens who may otherwise be unable to attend their proms due to financial hardship.

Drop off donations between April 1 thru April 28, from 9am-5pm at the BTU, 5800 Metro Drive, 2nd floor.


AFT-Maryland staff and affiliate members journeyed to Wichita, Kansas, March 9-14 for a week of intensive training in the AFT organizing model and to help the Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) identify potential activists and recruit new union members. The AFT-Maryland volunteers joined union members from Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, and Kansas in the joint organizing effort, which was launched as a part of the “Reclaiming the Promise of High Quality Public Services for Strong Communities,” an AFT national initiative."

AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson launched