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The Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees, Local #4883 held their 2015 Open House on Tuesday, January 13th at their offices in Towson, MD. BCFPE members and allies gathered throughout the day to share food and fellowship with their fellow union brothers and sisters. AFT-Maryland president, Marietta English, along with other AFT-Maryland staff, stopped by with their best wishes for a successful 2015 for the local. Read more about the event at

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Leaders and staff from AFT-Maryland locals attended the 24th Annual Leadership Conference of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO.

The conference was held January 7-9, 2015 in Atlantic City, NJ. AFT-Maryland was represented by activists from the Baltimore Teachers Union (#340), BCFPE (#4883), City Union of Baltimore Aft (#800), AFT Healthcare-Maryland (#5197), Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. (#1935), and AFT-Maryland (#8018).

Among other programs and speeches, participants attended workshops on workers' compensation hearings, best practices in fair representation, the Union


Members of our locals celebrate the holidays in many ways. On Friday, December 5th, members of the City Union of Baltimore gathered for their annual holiday party and program at the IBEW Local 24 Union Hall in Baltimore.

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On Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, AFT-Maryland joined with tens of thousands of concerned citizens from across the nation to demand JUSTICE FOR ALL. The march led by the National Action Network and the National Urban League called attention to the recent deaths of unarmed African-American men and women at the hands of law enforcement. The rally pressed local, state, and federal officials to seek justice for the victims.

Among those in attendance who spoke were the families of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown, all unarmed and killed in police custody. AFT-Maryland and members from the AFT


Attention members of AFT-Maryland affiliated locals! The 2015 Legislative Session is almost here, and we're asking our members about their priorities regarding legislative issues which impact them in their workplace and community. If you're a member, please follow this link to take the brief survey.

You spoke, we listened! Last year, stemming from this legislative priorities survey, members made clear that legislation to assure public employees worked in a safe environment was a priority. As a result, the AFT-Maryland helped pass The Workplace Violence Prevention Act, the bill that established


AFT is joining with the National Action Network for their Justice for All March #justice4all. Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014. AFT-Maryland will be providing BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM BALTIMORE. See below for details.

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