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The City Union of Baltimore launched its Reclaiming the Promise program on May 21. CUB leaders and activists signed on to the initiative during a stewards meeting and took hundreds of pledge cards back to their workplaces for colleagues to sign.

CUB, a public employee affiliate of the AFT, will use its Reclaiming the Promise of Quality Public Services for Strong Communities program to raise funds for needy members of their community. The union and its members will also reach out to residents of Baltimore to make them aware of the goals of Reclaiming the Promise.

For more photos, visit AFT


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On behalf of the Labor Commissioner, please find attached information concerning Election Judges needed for the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Election. (CLICK HERE for the Flyer.)


The Community Engagement Committee of AFT-Maryland partnered with the Baltimore Teachers Union, Maryland Communities United, and First Book to distribute over 2,000 free, age-appropriate books to students and families in Baltimore. Books were given to individual families, to teachers, to pre-Kindergarten programs, and to community groups that serve children.

Over 200 people attended the book drive held at Robert W Coleman Elementary School (#142) in Baltimore on Thursday, May 15th. AFT-Maryland and Baltimore Teachers Union President, Marietta English spoke to attendees and also invited AFT


AFT-Maryland members, staff, and community partners joined other members of AFT and The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, for a rally at the Supreme Court. The event marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

On this, the 60th anniversary of that ruling promising racial justice in our public schools, we recognize that many schools are still separate, and still unequal for many.

"This is why we do what we do," said AFT President Randi Weingarten, as children gathered around her. "As educators, the first image in our minds is these kids. Sixty years ago, Bro


AFT-Maryland President, Marietta English, invites the community to join us for a First Book giveaway for students, teachers and families.

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

R.W. Coleman Elementary School #142
2400 Windsor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216


Click here for the event flyer.

First Book is a national effort to assure all American children have books to read.

For more information, call AFT-Maryland: (410) 764-3030.  |





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