It with great sadness that we announce that Brenda Clayburn, President of the City Union of Baltimore (CUB) and member of the AFT Public Employees Program and Policy Council passed away over the weekend.
Brenda was a founding member of CUB and was a union activist for 16 years before her election as President in October 2004. She was also an elected trustee of the Baltimore Employees Retirement system.
UPDATE: February 5, 2013
Viewing: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Gary P March Funeral Home
270 Fredhilton Pass, Baltimore, Maryland 21229
Wake: Thursday, February 7,2013- 10:00 a.m.
Union Baptist Church
1219 Druid Hill Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Home Going Service: Thursday, February 7, 2013-11:00 a.m.
Burial - King Memorial Park
Repass - The Champagne Room- 2701W. Patapsco Avenue
Cards and acts of sympathy may be sent to:
City Union of Baltimore
2117 Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:
AFL-CIO Community Services of Central Maryland Inc.
2701W. Patapsco Avenue Suite 110
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Full press release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, January 28, 2013
Contact: Delores Powell, Executive Assistant to the President
(410) 962-1492 | fax: (410) 962-1495
Brenda Clayburn, President of the City Union of Baltimore (CUB) and a member of the AFT Public Employees Program and Policy Council died on January, 27, 2013. She was 63 years old.
President Clayburn was one of the original chartered members of the City Union of Baltimore (CUB), Local 800, AFT, AFL-CIO, the primary bargaining union for Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public School System employees. The City Union of Baltimore was chartered on July 1, 1988. Clayburn worked for the Baltimore City Police Department for 28 years as an Office Supervisor before receiving an external assignment to CUB in 1998. She joined CUB as a Labor Relations Specialist after having been a union activist for 16 years. In 2004, she resigned her position as Labor Relations Specialist to run for CUB President. She was elected and remained president until her passing.
Clayburn was a member of the AFL-CIO Community Service board, a member of the AFT Public Employees Program and Policy Council, a member of the Executive Board of the American Federation of Teachers-Maryland, a member of the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Baltimore Council – AFL-CIO Unions, a trustee of the Baltimore City Employees Retirement System, and a member of various civic and community organizations.
Service arrangements for Ms. Clayburn will be announced shortly. Messages of condolence may be sent to the City Union of Baltimore, 2117 N Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21218-5608.