CUB Presentations on Workplace Health and Safety

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The City Union of Baltimore’s (CUB) August monthly member meeting featured interns from the Occupational Safety and Health Internship Program (OHIP) making a final presentation. The interns, Diana Quintanilla and Audra Lucas, shared with the membership their findings after an eight week program that focused on health and safety of Baltimore city employees in the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Department of Transportation (DOT). They worked under the guidance of President Antoinette Ryan-Johnson and Keith Wrightston, Assistant Director of Health Issues for the AFT. 

Their presentation featured data collected from member interviews and surveys, as well as worksite visits and inspections. Their work came with pictures and recommendations of how Baltimore city can provide a safer working environment for employees in those agencies. The members they worked with were appreciative of CUB’s effort to create greater workplace safety. They eagerly supported the interns with any information they needed. CUB will take the data and recommendations from the interns’ research and develop a comprehensive strategy to present to the city for improving the health and safety of members’ worksites. 

The meeting also addressed the membership's ratification of the recently agreed upon contract. President Ryan-Johnson will report back to CUB once the city Board of Estimates approves the agreement. The meeting concluded with reminders about student loan forgiveness assistance through AFT and announcement of union night at the Orioles game. Union night will be Friday August 19, 2022 where the Orioles will take on the Boston Red Sox. 

2022-08-16