President's Update on COVID-19 Baltimore City Budget Shortfall

TO ALL CUB BARGAINING UNIT MEMBERS EMPLOYED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL:

RE: CITY’S BUDGET SHORTFALL

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. 

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CUB Member Update on COVID-19

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.

Contract Ratifications

Voting members of the City Union of Baltimore (CUB) overwhelmingly ratified recent contract negotiations. Membership in CUB is broken down by those employed in the Baltimore City Public School System, and those employed by the city of Baltimore. One hundred percent of the members employed by the school system voted to ratify that contract.