February is Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and Feb. 4th is National Wear Red Day. Sadly cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. This is true across race and gender. We want you to be as healthy as possible, and spreading awareness about heart health is just one way we can help do that.

Webinar: COVID-19 - Don't Let Your Guard Down

We cannot let our guard down and lapse on the known safety and health measures that help reduce the spread of the virus. These basic health and safety considerations must be seen as paramount for maintaining layers of protection in the workplace. CUB will host training sessions with AFT in which participants will learn about five key strategies to minimize exposure to COVID-19 and how to keep yourself safe at work. Additionally, topics on creating a safe workplace, vaccination, testing and available leave if you become sick with COVID-19 will be discussed. 

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Sister Geneva Ayers Arrangements

Dear Brothers and Sisters of CUB,

It is with a sad heart that I inform you of the passing of our beloved Sister Geneva B. Ayers. Sister Ayers worked in the Finance Department for Baltimore City and served as an Area Vice President on the Executive Board and Steward Council for CUB members. After retiring, she continued her legacy and fight by becoming a member of CUB-800R, our Retiree Chapter. Sister Geneva will be truly missed.

Notice: Health Care Waiver Benefits

NOTICE to ALL CITY OF BALTIMORE CUB MEMBERS
SUBJECT: HEALTH CARE WAIVER BENEFITS

For years, the MOU for CUB included a payment benefit of $650 for any bargaining unit member who elected to decline medical benefits during open enrollment, upon a showing that the member had medical benefits provided to them from another source. In some cases, for example, the source of medical benefits came from a spouse or equivalent who also worked for the City and elected spousal or family coverage. In other cases, the source of medical benefits came from a spouse or equivalent who worked for a non-city employer who’s plan also covered the member.   

In the last bargaining cycle with the City, the Union secured a health care waiver payment in lieu... CLICK TO READ

CUB phones out of service Oct 8, 2021

City Union of Baltimore phones will be temporarily out of service Friday, October 8, 2021. The phones will be restored on Monday, October 11, 2021.

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Admin Leave Available for Flu Shots

Annual Seasonal Influenza Vaccination & Certification Form was sent out via e-blast to all Baltimore City employees from the Office of the Labor Commissioner (Bulletin 21-23, below, or click here).  City employees may be granted up to 3 hours of adminstrative leave (permission leave) through Dec. 30, 2021 to visit their doctor or pharmacy to receive an annual influenza vaccination.