The City Union of Baltimore continues to try to protect members as best as possible while they continue to provide essential services to the citizens of Baltimore. President Antoinette Ryan-Johnson and organizer Janell Edmonds made drop offs of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to two locations where members are still on the job. Both locations were offices that house employees who work for the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.
The first location was an East Baltimore office where President Ryan-Johnson gave the supplies to a member who distributed them
By emergency proclamation of the Governor, the 2020 Presidential Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, 2020. This election will be primarily a “vote by mail” election. This means that ballots will automatically be mailed to all eligible voters. You should receive your ballot in early to mid May. You do not need to ask for a ballot to receive one. They will mail to the address they have on file. If you need to have it mailed to a different address, or if you want to check what address they have for you, visit https://elections.maryland.gov/elections/2020/
On April 9, 2020 the Mayor’s Office assembled a meeting of all the Presidents of the Municipal Unions of Baltimore, along with the Labor Commissioner, Director of Department of Human Resources, and Deputy Budget Director. At that meeting, the Unions were presented with a summary of the City’s budgetary projected shortfalls of $46 million in FY2020 and $103 million in FY2021 “due to the economic impact of COVID-19.” The Unions were then presented with three concessionary options to help the City reduce personnel costs by $11.1 million.
The City Union of Baltimore is working to ensure that every member has the proper PPE required to do their job. After hearing from the membership who work at various worksites across the city, I know what it is you need, and I have been and will continue to fight like hell to ensure that you have the resources you need to do your job. Your calls and emails have not gone unnoticed. The same way that you are doing invaluable work behind the scenes to help our city continue running as smoothly and efficiently as possible in this time of chaos, please know that your union and I are working just as