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.

AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards

Members of the City Union of Baltimore, their families and friends enjoyed AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards. Our Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays and there was a rain delay, but all in all, it was a fun time.

The cost of tickets was $6.00, $1.00 of which was donated to the AFL-CIO food bank. Ticket sales produced $26,000 in donations to the food bank.

From the Secretary: Tiffany Walker

Thanks to everyone who voted for me; I am honored that you have entrusted me to serve a second term as secretary for the City Union of Baltimore. Since being installed in October, I have served on the negotiation team that aggressively strives to secure a contract that will benefit our members.