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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Senate voted unanimously Thursday for the state’s $40 billion budget.

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Melissa Lake and Shannon Jeter, both teachers at Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School and members of the Baltimore Teachers Union, talk about going to Annapolis to advocate for Public Schools and their students. 

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AFT-Maryland joins the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO for their annual Night in Annapolis: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

This event provides an excellent opportunity for labor and elected officials to exchange ideas. We need you, your co-union members, family, and friends to make this a success. Be sure to wear your union jackets, shirts, and hats.

Monday, March 23, 2015
Lawyer's Mall
College Avenue at Rowe Boulevard

AFT-Maryland will provide buses for state & city employees, teachers, families, and community members to attend this rally. Buses will leave Baltimore from the AFT


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In a show of solidarity, AFT-Maryland members and staff stood side by side with AFSCME members as they called on Governor Hogan and the MD General Assembly not to cut state employees' salaries. The event was well attended as a sea of green and blue shirts, hats, and signs covered Lawyers' Mall in Annapolis.


Last chance to fight the 2% pay cut for public employees!
Last chance to save Public Education Funding!
Rally against the Governor’s Budget, March 16th

The Senate and House of Delegates are in the most critical stages in determining the state’s operating budget. This is our last chance to make our voice heard to save education in Baltimore City! And this is our last chance to make our voice heard to fight against Governor Hogan’s 2% pay cut to public employees!


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A united coalition of students, parents, teachers, labor, and community groups brought together by AFT-Maryland took to Annapolis on Monday night, March 9th, to demand the state legislature stop the cuts to education funding that Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed. The cuts would amount to $144 million dollars statewide, hitting Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Prince George's County especially hard.