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Stand up to GOP policies that hurt seniors.

Join us as we stand up for seniors. Thursday September 18, the “Put Seniors First” Rally at 1:30 pm on Capitol Hill. Help us protect Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts, privatization and vouchers.  Click for


AFT-Maryland and its affiliated locals are committed to Reclaiming the Promise of equity in national, state and local policies that determine everyone's access to the American dream.

The principle of equity is central to the work all our members do every day--it's the foundation for safe and vibrant communities. Together, with the community, we will push forward our mission of fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare, and public services for all.

We are asking Maryland residents, members and neighbors, to take part in three dynamic activities


To mark the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, parents, students, educators and community members from across America are rallying at the U.S. Supreme Court to continue the struggle for racial and educational justice and win the public schools all our children deserve.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

* Click here to RSVP and reserve your space on the bus from Baltimore. *

We demand:

  • Full funding & support for neighborhood-based community schools: don't close or priviatize them
  • More teaching, less testing
  • Positive discipline policies & an

The Maryland/District of Columbia AFL-CIO will launch its electoral “Labor Kick-off and Canvas” events for endorsed candidates April 26, 2014. Events include a rally from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., Labor to Labor Walks from 9:45 until 12:1500 p.m., and a luncheon meeting from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The Kick-Off and Canvass activities are intended to rally Maryland voters to register and participate in the 2014 elections. Activities will launch from the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU), 5800 Metro Drive, in Baltimore and from the UFCW Local 400, 4301 Garden City Drive in Landover, Maryland.



Learn how to register voters for the 2014 primary and general elections.

Wednesday, 4/30/14
3pm to 5pm
Baltimore Teachers Union HQ
5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

** RSVP to Todd Reynolds by Tuesday, April 29th, by 2pm. 410-764-3030 **

Spread the word!
Click here to download an event flyer to hand out to friends, coworkers, and neighbors.

Sponsored by AFT-Maryland and our local affiliates.



The Senate Finance Committee will pass an amended version of Senate Bill 252, Task Force on Workplace Bullying in State Agencies, today.  Many Legislators do not believe that bullying is a problem in state agencies.  The amended version will set up two public hearings for individuals to state their experiences with bullying in state agencies.

Please contact Norman Conway, Chair of the Appropriations Committee, and urge him to pass the amended version of Senate Bill 252 out of his committee.  His phone number is 410-841-3407.   Legislative Session ends on April 7, 2014


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March 24, 2014, 6-9 pm at Lawyer's Mall in Annapolis (

Wear your BLUE AFT t-shirts with pride!

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The bill that slashes $100 million in state contributions to OUR PENSION FUND is being discussed in Annapolis THIS FRIDAYafternoon.

We can stop the cuts and save our retirement, but only if we raise our voices as one to let our representatives know how we feel.

THIS FRIDAY, 2/28/14, from 11:30-12:30(during your lunch break, and using your personal phone), call your Annapolis representatives to tell them toVOTE NO! on lowering state contributions to pensions and keep their original promise to state workers.

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Attention State Employees: Your Pension is at Risk!

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has submitted a budget that calls for reducing the state’s contribution to the employees’pension plan by $100 million dollars a year!

Join the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) & AFT Healthcare—Maryland

Thurs., February 20th, From 11:00 until 2:00 p.m.
300 West Preston Street Auditorium

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Attention State Employees
Your Pension is at Risk!
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has submitted a budget that calls for reducing the state’s contribution to the employees’pension plan by $100 million dollars a year!
Join the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) AFT Healthcare—Maryland
Tues., February 18th, From 11:00 until 2:00 p.m.
Room L-1, 201 West Preston Street, Baltimore
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