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CUB Successfully Fights Layoffs

City Union of Baltimore members are claiming a victory in fighting back against layoffs. Last October, then Mayor Jack Young proposed laying off nearly 70 CUB members and privatizing water meter operations.

AFTMD Statement on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2021

Every year we undertake the solemn task of honoring and remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year feels like there’s an urgency to his words and memory. The spirit of national unity has been stretched thin by those seeking to support white supremacy.

Thankfully there are many more of us who heed and believe the words of Dr. King than there are of those who would divide us and promote racist, sexist fascism. The challenge for us is to not only remember Dr. King’s words, but to practice them. ...

READ MORE AT: http://md.aft.org/press/aft-maryland-statement-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-2021

 

Payroll issues with WORKDAY system

We have become acutely aware of the difficulties that the new payroll system, WORKDAY, is causing CUB Members employed in various agencies throughout the city. I have been in direct communication with Shop Stewards throughout our system and have been collecting information and data regarding specific cases by name and issue.

Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”

Baltimore City Sick Leave Bank 2020

Attention Baltimore City Employees!!!
CUB Sick Leave Bank Donations

The Baltimore City Office of the Labor Commissioner grants each CUB employee the opportunity to donate 1-day of sick leave into the Sick Leave Bank each year. As a CUB employee you will also have the opportunity to apply to use sick leave from this Sick Leave Bank in the event of an emergency.

As you are aware, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic most City offices are teleworking. Therefore, we are asking that you email your HR Department by Monday, November 9, 2020 at 3pm and acknowledge your intent to participate or to deny participation in the Sick Leave Bank.

Thanks for your prompt attention and assistance in this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your HR Manager via email. Please note that your Timekeeper may also ask/have you verify your sick bank donation as well.

In Solidarity,
Antoinette Ryan-Johnson
President, City Union of Baltimore