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AFT-Maryland joined with the National Academy Foundation High School (NAF) for its 8th Annual Staff Health and Wellness Day led by BTU Building Representative, Tondelayo Howard. Students were released after a half-day of instruction, and the staff took advantage of various activities and offerings for their betterment.  AFT-Maryland Secretary-Treasurer LaBrina Hopkins greeted BTU members at the school. She reminded a number of them, and explained to a few new staff members the relationship between their local, Baltimore Teachers Union, Local 340 and the state federation AFT-Maryland... CLICK TO READ > > > MORE
Thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday has always warmed my heart. It is a time when family gathers in the company of great food, to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for. This year, unlike the last few, we can be thankful for a continued return to life as we knew it pre-pandemic. We remain vigilant against Covid-19 and its variants, yet we have seen a number of familiar events return as in-person gatherings are allowing us to once again build community with our labor family.   This year I’m personally thankful for the work we did to support candidates who support public employees. From the Governor’s mansion to the state house, our work during the electoral season will have a direct benefit on public employees. We helped... CLICK TO READ > > > MORE
Our nation owes a huge debt of gratitude to the people who serve our country valiantly in the armed forces. The sacrifice and commitment that military service demands is not to be taken lightly. Advancements in technology have changed the nature of the work, but that has not changed the amount of effort and sacrifice demanded of our armed services personnel. None of us at AFT-Maryland take for granted all that we have as Americans. CLICK TO READ > > > MORE
If you have student debt and, like most AFT members, work for a public or nonprofit employer - including public and nonprofit schools, healthcare facilities, institutions of higher education, and other government or 501(c)(3) nonprofit employers - you could have your entire student debt balance forgiven, but you MUST take action before Oct. 31, 2022. Click for info and MORE
Young people in Baltimore need not fear when Halloween rolls around because AFT-Maryland always brings the treats in our annual Trunk or Treat Event. The afternoon event is routinely supported by longtime collaborators with the state federation including A. Philip Randolph Institute- Baltimore Chapter, National Action Network Baltimore Chapter, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women and this year was no exception. The Arena Players parking lot once again served as the location for the event. Children from the community and a large number of youth participating in a program at the theater, came to the parking lot in their costumes to get a piece of candy from the trunks of cars. In addition to the candy that’s given away, AFT-Maryland and our partners also use the event as a time to get out the vote.... CLICK FOR PHOTOS and TO READ MORE
Join AFT-Maryland for a TRUNK or TREAT event!  Saturday, October 29, 2022 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Arena Players Parking Lot 801 McCullough St., Baltimore, MD 21201 CLICK FOR MORE INFO MORE
This year, for the first time, and after an introduction by a Baltimore Teachers Union delegate, the AFT recognized PSRP Week. In the past, PSRPs have been given just a day for recognition. The Baltimore Teachers Union provided small tokens of appreciation and hosted a joyful night of recreation for PSRPs. The recognition comes after AFT-Maryland, in conjunction with labor partners AFSCME, MSEA, and SEIU lobbied for and won bonuses for all Maryland education support personnel.... Click for the full story! MORE

City Union of Baltimore OSHA Training


An important issue for City Union of Baltimore members has been workplace safety. Responding to that concern, the union facilitated an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training for stewards. The training was a four day experience where members learned about federal regulations for proper health and safety protocols at the worksite.

Members equipped with this information are able to help keep themselves and their fellow colleagues safe at work. They are also... 

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Approaching the midterms elections, it may feel like our country is more divided than it has ever been. However, as union members working side-by-side with people from diverse backgrounds, we know that acknowledging and celebrating our differences doesn’t denigrate any of us. As a union of professionals, we also know how important accurate history is to the growth and development of a well functioning democracy and society.  That is why AFT-Maryland is taking a moment to acknowledge Indigenous People’s Day... CLICK to Read MORE
It is important for each of us to have moments to reflect, atone, and begin anew with a commitment to being a better person for ourselves, our families, our communities, and colleagues. In that spirit we can appreciate the ten days of awe, the period of introspection and repentance following Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The time is punctuated by the holiday Yom Kippur.  The value of a diverse community of workers ... Click to Read MORE