Welcome to the Labor Day weekend!
All of us at AFT-Maryland and our Local affiliates wish you a happy and healthy holiday. We hope you'll join us in taking the day to recognize the hard work and dedication of Maryland's workers.
We also hope you'll take a moment to visit the AFL-CIO's Labor Day 2014 web page. They remind us that "despite our sweat, sacrifice and innovations, too many families are struggling to make ends meet.
This is not an accident. The rise in political and corporate attacks on working people has meant that wages have declined or remained stagnant. Good jobs are scarce, unemployment still is unacceptably high and the greedy few have rigged the game to reap the gains in productivity at the expense of the working people who made those gains possible."
“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
—U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis