Teacher Evaluation Rally

On June 16, 2014, the City Union of Baltimore joined its sister union, the Baltimore Teachers Union, on the steps of the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) to rally the unfair evaluation process being conducted by the school system.

PSRP Conference

City Union of Baltimore representatives Antoinette Ryan-Johnson, Diane Elliott, Maxine Holmes, and Pauline Fayall attended the Paraprofessional and School Related Personnel (PSRP) conference in Orlando, Florida, April 10-13, 2014.

Steward Training

It is CUB’s commitment to continually provide its stewards with the tools, resources and information necessary to better serve its members. In this effort, training was provided to the stewards on May 8, 2014. The training, conducted by Delores Powell, Executive Assistant and assisted by Janell Edmonds, AFT-Maryland and Maxine Holmes, labor representative focused on the roles and responsibilities of the union steward. The “Labor History” was presented by AFT Staff member Amy Buhruth.

Article 9 – Discipline for Just Cause

Article 9 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) states: “Disciplinary action may be imposed upon employees only for just cause.” What is “just cause”? In 1962, an arbitration case set the precedent for determining whether discipline is warranted. This case, “Enterprise Wire Co, 46LA362” established 7 tests or standards for “just cause” as follows:

Reclaiming the Promise

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.