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School grant raises union awareness

A $5,000 grant was recently awarded to Edmondson-Westside High School from the AFL-CIO, and will be used to raise awareness of unions. Every student in the school is involved in a trade such as Media Production, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, etc. Carla McCoy, BTU Board member, building rep, and a teacher at the school, says the grant will help the school bring unionism to the forefront of those programs.

McCoy says they plan to start the implementation of this program in January. Part of the program will include the students and teachers in the trades to work closely with the union they would be affiliated with.

“The programs at Edmondson-Westside are wonderful,” Marietta English, President Baltimore Teachers Union said. This grant will help the school to further their involvement in the unions and gain great knowledge of how unions work.”

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