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"This new school police plan is very disturbing to us at the Baltimore Teachers Union because we are now asking teachers, PSRPs, and principals to be responsible for one more thing other than the educational instruction of our city's students. Our members are not police..."

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AFT-Maryland once again took to Annapolis to let state senators they did not want to see a change in Maryland charter school law as well as to call on the General Assembly to fully fund education in Maryland.

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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.