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.
Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
The City Union of Baltimore has taken a stand of “Reclaiming the Promise.” The Promise of America is under attack. Consequently, public services are being privatized, defunded, and deprofessionalized by our government; salaries are being cut, pensions raided, employees are being forced to do more with less.
Delegates from theCity Union of Baltimore joined hundreds of locals from around the country at the AFT National Convention in Los Angeles, California July 10-14, 2014.
I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly elected executive vice president. Also as the Committee on Political Education (COPE) Chairman, I continue attending sessions at the General Assembly in Annapolis; participated in the submission of bills to the Baltimore City Council; served on the interview panel for candidates seeking endorsements from labor; member of the Legislative Committee for AFT-Maryland.
I want to express my sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you for electing and entrusting me to fulfill the duties of treasurer of the City Union of Baltimore, Local 800. My name is Antoinette M. Ryan-Johnson, I am a seventeen-year employee of the City of Baltimore, the mother of one college-aged son and the god-mother of three younger children.