Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through a dozen states with more than 50 stops. In a year when kitchen table issues, democracy and our freedoms were on the ballot, many people told me that the elections came down to a choice between, on the one side, election deniers and extremists stoking fear, and on the other, problem-solvers working to help the country move forward. Many races were close, but Americans turned the tide from a red wave to a swell of support for progress and problem-solvers. Read the full column here.

Happy Veterans Day

What an honor to live and work in a beautiful port city like Baltimore. Our port welcomes merchandise along with the opportunity for travel and we welcome visitors to our shores. We can celebrate our rich, diverse cultural history that has the perfect mixture of nationalities from around the world. Our city’s skyline is taking on a new look as the plans to revitalize our city takes place. Baltimore is making great strides in the rebuilding of both its infrastructure, commercial, and residential communities and that’s what makes Baltimore unique.

But that is only part of the story of our great city. The real story of the greatness of our city comes from the people who live and work here. They do not just live and work here, they serve here, too.

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Open Enrollment for Baltimore city employees Nov 1 thru 16, 2022

2023 Benefits Open Enrollment is Here!

Plan Year January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023

Open Enrollment starts November 1, 2022 and continues through November 16, 2022

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to:

  • Review your current benefit elections and to make changes to benefits
  • Enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for PY2023
  • Elect a Waiver Credit
  • Change your covered dependents, legally married spouse and dependents

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CUB Statement on the Striking of Baltimore City Crossing Guard by a Motor Vehicle

From CUB President, Antoinette Ryan-Johnson: "I am deeply saddened by the horrific accident that has severly injured one of our members. No one should risk danger or harm doing their job, particularly not someone whose work is of such vital importance to our city. I, along with the entire City Union of Baltimore am praying for our colleague’s survival and ultimately a safe and healthy recovery. 

At the appropriate time, I'll gather with Mayor Scott and the labor commissioner to..."

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