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AFT-Maryland will host a viewing party for the Brown & Hogan Gubernatorial Debate, Tuesday, October 7th, at the Baltimore Teachers Union Headquarters. 

Join your union sisters and brothers as we watch the two candidates for governor- including Labor-endorsed Anthony Brown- engage in the final debate before the general election. Food and soft drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, Oct. 7th
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Baltimore Teachers Union HQ
5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Call AFT-Maryland with any questions about the event: (410) 764-3030, or email Todd Reynolds, Political Coordinator, at treynolds@aftmd


AFT-Maryland staffer, Janell Edmonds (below, center), joined hundreds of other AFT members and thousands of trade unionists at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21st. The AFT members wore blue shirts that said, "Climate Justice", and held signs and distributed materials that read "Climate change is real. TEACH SCIENCE."

Brian Bisson, vice president of the State Vocational Federation of Teachers in Connecticut, and his 19-year-old daughter, Lexy (pictured above, back right), brought hundreds of t-shirts she designed to inspire teachers and students. This summer


AFT Maryland affiliates including members of the Baltimore Teachers Union and the City Union of Baltimore joined with AFT National and other labor unions and progressive organizations at a Sept. 18 rally on Capitol Hill to protect seniors' hard earned benefits. Speakers included Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Keith Ellison (D-MN).



It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to a long time friend and colleague. AFT-Maryland retiree, Betty Pitt, passed away on September 6, 2014. She will be greatly missed.

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At its executive board meeting on August 28th, the Maryland State AFL-CIO announced its endorsed candidates for statewide office for the 2014 general election. The announcement of these endorsements follows a relatively successful primary election season for labor in the state, in which nearly 90% of the AFL-CIO’s endorsed candidates won their party’s primary.

AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator Todd Reynolds praised the hard work of the unions in making its decisions. “The union movement in Maryland has done a very good job in analyzing the candidates, and then mobilizing its members to support