From the President, Summer 2014

It has been my privilege to be president for about a year and a half. I have taken this position to do my best to continue our growth with your help. My vision is to improve communication with our members, as well as stakeholders, and to protect the rights and benefits of our members.

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Retirement Farewell: Delores Powell

The time has come for me to turn a new chapter in my life. As of December 31st, I am retiring as a 45 year employee of the Baltimore City Public School System, 17 years with the City Union of Baltimore.

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Per Capita notification

In accordance with the CUB Constitution and By-laws, Article 1, Section 1, this is to inform you of the increase in Per-Capita* (pass-through) tax since 2007 in the amount of six dollars and fifty-three cents ($6.53) per month. This pass-through increases were voted on at the 2008, 2010, 2014 American Federation of Teachers (AFT) National Convention and the AFT-Maryland Constitutional Convention in 2009 and 2013. The increases were not passed on according to the Constitution. You will be charged the pass-through increase of $2.92 two dollars ninety-two effective January 1, 2015.

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Delivering literacy by the truckload in Oregon

Using a phone bank and other organizing tools, support staff at the Oregon School Employees Association's Centennial Chapter 113 spent months recruiting 2,000 classified employees, teachers and social service employees to sign up for First Book, a national nonprofit dedicated to putting books in the hands of children who need them most.

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Wall Street deals costing schools, municipalities billions

Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.

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