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Happy Labor Day weekend, members! For workers, this day is among the most sacred in our country. It is the only federal holiday on the calendar set aside to acknowledge labor. Today, the labor movement is under a vicious attack. The Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision sought to undermine the public employee labor movement while our siblings in the private sector labor movement are constantly fighting against wage theft, non-payment, and insufficient wages for an honest day’s work. Our strength is in our solidarity. Workers across the country are under attack, but there is hope. We are fighting back. Click to read MORE

AFT-Maryland Back-to-School Tour 2022

AFT-Maryland, in conjunction with the Baltimore City Council's President's Office toured several schools to kick off the first day of school. Leaders visited several schools and engaged with members and students, welcoming them to the new school year.

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Children in Baltimore city may not be excited about going back to school, but they were excited for a fun filled day in East Baltimore. The Baltimore City Council President’s Office hosted a back to school event that brought hundreds of families out to Eager Park in East Baltimore. The event was supported by a number of business and non-profit partners showing what public-private partnerships in Baltimore can produce. AFT-Maryland members and staff were on hand to provide school supplies and register Baltimoreans to vote. Click through to read MORE
Welcome Back, Education Professionals! I know so many of our education professionals have been busy preparing for the return of students. I share your excitement for the start of the new school year and all the promise it holds. As we begin this new year, your union and state federation have been working diligently on Blueprint implementation. This transformative legislation that was years in the making should crystallize your work as education professionals. At every step in the process of implementation, we want to hear from you. You are the ones on the front line and can see what’s most effective for education professionals on a day-to-day basis.  Click through for MORE
The state federation and local union team up to meet, welcome, and organize new first year teachers at the New Teacher Summer Institute put on by Baltimore city schools. Click for video, photos, and MORE
Democratic nominee for governor Wes Moore, along with Democratic nominee for Comptroller Brooke Lierman met with members & leaders of Maryland's AFL-CIO. AFT-Maryland was on hand to capture the event. Click through for video and MORE