AFL-CIO Labor Kick-Off & Canvass

AFT Executive Vice President Lorretta Johnson and members of AFT-Maryland joined other union activists and Maryland political candidates April 26, 2014, for the Maryland/District of Columbia (MD/DC) AFL-CIO “Labor Kick-off and Canvass” for endorsed candidates. MD/DC AFL-CIO President Fred Mason, Jr., and Secretary-Treasurer Donna Edwards hosted the kickoff event...

Voter Registration Volunteer Training

Learn how to register voters for the 2014 primary and general elections.

Wednesday, 4/30/14
3pm to 5pm
Baltimore Teachers Union HQ
5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

** RSVP to Todd Reynolds by Tuesday, April 29th, by 2pm. 410-764-3030 **

AFT-Maryland Aids Kansas Organizing Effort

AFT-Maryland staff and affiliate members journeyed to Wichita, Kansas, March 9-14 for a week of intensive training in the AFT organizing model and to help the Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) identify potential activists and recruit new union members. The AFT-Maryland volunteers joined union members from Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, and Kansas in the joint organizing effort, which was launched as a part of the “Reclaiming the Promise of High Quality Public Services for Strong Communities,” an AFT national initiative."

Write your legislators. State Employee Pensions AT RISK!

That’s right. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has submitted a budget that calls for reducing the state’s contribution to the pension plan by $100 million dollars a year.

That’s not fair! Click here to tell your legislators to vote against cutting the state's contribution to the pension fund.

Two years ago, that state required you to increase your contribution to the employee pension fund. In return, the legislature promised to contribute $300 million per year to that fund. Now, Governor O’Malley is breaking that promise. There are several problems with the governor’s proposal: