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CUB Swearing In Ceremony

 

The City Union of Baltimore cordially invites you to the Swearing In Ceremony for Newly Elected Officers and Steward Council to be held Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Lite refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-962-1492.

AFT members dive into candidate endorsement process

As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.

CUB Members Get One-Time Payout Ahead of Overtime

The job of a union is to ensure fairness for its members. The City Union of Baltimore (CUB) heard from our members and leapt into action to ensure fairness. This issue at hand: members who are supervisors in solid waste had maxed out their comp time but were denied overtime. These members were working overtime however to account for staffing shortages in the department.

2019 CUB Elections

2019  CUB  ELECTIONS 

Petitions for the following positions are available for pick up at the CUB office:

DPW Work Environment Meeting

The death of our union sister Trina Cunningham, deeply affected everyone at the City Union of Baltimore. President Antoinette Ryan-Johnson, on behalf of the union, has been in constant communication with Trina’s family and they have joined with CUB to ensure justice for Trina. A huge step in ensuring justice for our dear sister is a thorough monitoring of the investigation of her death, and a prevention of any future workplace injuries or fatalities.

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Weingarten: Educators must save democracy

“Teachers have always had power,” AFT President Randi Weingarten told the crowd at the TEACH opening plenary Thursday afternoon. “We need to own our power. And we need to build our power so we can move our agenda—for our students and our families; for safe, welcoming and well-funded public schools; for affordable higher education; healthcare that is a right, not a privilege; a living wage; a decent retirement; a healthy climate and a strong democracy.”

Successful Member Event

Thanks to all who attended our first event of the summer.  A good time was had by all.  We look forward to seeing more of you at our next event!

CUB Annual Membership Meeting 2019

The City Union of Baltimore hosted their annual membership meeting  on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, to update those in the union of all the ongoing affairs of the local. There was a solid attendance that filled most of the main room in the union hall. One of the strengths of the union is a strength of the city, and that is its brilliant diversity. That diversity was on display during the meeting. The meeting largely consisted of updates and reports.

Best economy ever?

In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column in the New York Times, she writes that, despite President Trump’s claims that we have the “best economy ever,” his policies are harming working and middle-class Americans, many of whom are struggling just to get by. “Our political and economic systems are so weighted toward the wealthy that opportunity will only come through the power of collective action,” she writes, using “the surest vehicles to increase opportunity for ordinary Americans”—public education, labor unions and voting. Read the full column.

CUB Statement on the death of employee at wastewater treatment plant

All of us here at the City Union of Baltimore are deeply saddened at the tragic death of Trina Cunningham. Beyond being a CUB member and faithful employee of the City of Baltimore, she was a wife, mother, sister, and daughter. Each of her colleagues spoke highly of her commitment and dedication to the job. It pains us that a person with so much life ahead of them dies so young and tragically.

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