LaKebra Clark is a paraprofessional educator at Pimlico Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, MD. She is also a committed and loyal member of the Baltimore Teachers Union. Her passion for young people is high and that is evident in the work she does going above and beyond her duties to meet the needs of the students in her school. This school year she organized a shoe drive so the children of her school could have a basic need that unfortunately so many of them went without.
She was also a pivotal and instrumental member of the BTU’s “Bringing Back Baltimore” or B3 Campaign, which brought back
Graceann Rehbein has been an employee of Baltimore County Government for nearly 28 years and has been an active member of Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees for 12 years. In addition to her active membership, she is a dedicated COPE contributor. Graceann has served as a Delegate, as a Steward, and on the Election Committee for BCFPE.
Beyond her work for her union, Graceann is a political and community activist who volunteers in organizing community events. Because of her community work she was awarded the Good Neighbor Week Award in 2009.
Statement from AFT-Maryland President Marietta English on the Great Mills High School Shooting
“It is heartbreaking to once again hear of a school shooting, this time here in Maryland at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County. The entire federation’s main concern is for the safety and welfare of the students and staff of Great Mills. ...
As a federation of public sector labor unions, the AFT-Maryland is committed to fair wages for all of its members. That commitment extends to the entire collective of Maryland workers. That’s why the AFT-Maryland has signed on and supports the Maryland Fight for 15. This call to raise the minimum wage for all workers to $15.00 per hour. This wage will allow families living on the edge or near poverty to begin to climb the ladder of social mobility.
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the Maryland Fight for 15 Coalition held a press conference in advance of a hearing in the Maryland state Senate. The
Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, communities and legislatures across the country are trying to develop ways to ensure student and teacher safety in the school building. One suggestion brought forth in the Maryland House of Delegates was a bill allowing teachers and educational staff to be armed. There were a number of supporters for the bill, but few more compelling than hearing from teachers and students themselves.
Following testimony from Montgomery County Public Schools students, teachers from Baltimore City Public Schools gave