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On Monday, December 17, 2018, staff and members of AFT-Maryland, BCFPE, City Union of Baltimore, and others joined with the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO in preparing holiday baskets to deliver to union families in need. AFL-CIO Community Services organized the effort, and members and staff volunteered their time to pack, sort, and deliver donations. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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Join AFT-Maryland and our members from the BTU, CUB, MCEA, MPEC, AFT Healthcare, BCFPE, and BCFPHN as we travel to Annapolis to talk with our representatives about our issues in the 2019 Legislative Session.

Buses will depart from AFT-Maryland, 5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 at 5:15 p.m.

Sandwiches & Soft drinks to be provided.

For more information, and to RESERVE your seat on the bus, contact Todd Reynolds at 443-320-4719 or RSVP by Jan. 23rd to reserve your seat!


Celebrating one of our own! The new Baltimore County executive John Olszewski Jr. has named BCFPE President and AFT-Maryland Vice President John Ripley to his transition team. Ripley has been assigned to the public safety workgroup. This selection demonstrates Ripley's leadership in Baltimore County and is evidence that those in the county know and respect the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees.  Read more on


The Maryland Department of Health is Unhealthy! This is the message that AFT Healthcare-Maryland members wanted the public to know when they held an organizing rally and a press conference during a day of action. Members were frustrated with the poor indoor air quality, the persistent infestation of rodents and roaches, as well as the non-potable water. This all comes after a giant snake was found stuck inside a mouse trap in the 201 W. Preston St. complex.

Members came to the podium and addressed news cameras, telling their stories about what the working conditions were like in the Maryland


Early Voting in Maryland runs from Thursday, Oct. 25 through Thursday, Nov. 1. Early Voting centers are open for the General Election from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more details, visit Forgot to register to vote? You can register and vote during early voting. Visit for more information.

If you live in Baltimore County or Baltimore City, click here to download a flyer with Early Voting locations in your area.

(Baltimore City residents, please note that the early voting location at Carter G Woodson school has changed this year. An additional early