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Reclaiming the Promise

The City Union of Baltimore has taken a stand of “Reclaiming the Promise.” The Promise of America is under attack. Consequently, public services are being privatized, defunded, and deprofessionalized by our government; salaries are being cut, pensions raided, employees are being forced to do more with less.

AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards

Members of the City Union of Baltimore, their families and friends enjoyed AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards. Our Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays and there was a rain delay, but all in all, it was a fun time.

The cost of tickets was $6.00, $1.00 of which was donated to the AFL-CIO food bank. Ticket sales produced $26,000 in donations to the food bank.

From the Secretary: Tiffany Walker

Thanks to everyone who voted for me; I am honored that you have entrusted me to serve a second term as secretary for the City Union of Baltimore. Since being installed in October, I have served on the negotiation team that aggressively strives to secure a contract that will benefit our members.

From the Treasurer: Antoinette Ryan-Johnson

I want to express my sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you for electing and entrusting me to fulfill the duties of treasurer of the City Union of Baltimore, Local 800. My name is Antoinette M. Ryan-Johnson, I am a seventeen-year employee of the City of Baltimore, the mother of one college-aged son and the god-mother of three younger children. I am also a licensed realtor in the state of Maryland.

From the Executive Vice President: Allen Robinson

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly elected executive vice president. Also as the Committee on Political Education (COPE) Chairman, I continue attending sessions at the General Assembly in Annapolis; participated in the submission of bills to the Baltimore City Council; served on the interview panel for candidates seeking endorsements from labor; member of the Legislative Committee for AFT-Maryland.

From the President, Summer 2014

It has been my privilege to be president for about a year and a half. I have taken this position to do my best to continue our growth with your help. My vision is to improve communication with our members, as well as stakeholders, and to protect the rights and benefits of our members.

AFT Convention 2014

Delegates from AFT-Maryland local affiliates traveled to Los Angeles, California, July 11-15, 2014 to attend and participate in AFT's biennial national Convention. #AFT14
 

AFT-MD locals support Postal Workers in Los Angeles

Delegates from AFT-Maryland locals joined the AFT Rally to support US Postal Workers and STOP STAPLES outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Maryland delegates represented Baltimore Teachers Union, BCFPE, BCFPHN, City Union of Baltimore, MPEC, and AFT Healthcare-Maryland.

CUB joins Stop Staples Rally

CUB members stood with postal workers on Sunday, June 22nd at a "Stop Staples!" rally. Community members gathered in front of the Staples store at Eastpoint Mall on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore Sunday afternoon to tell the retail store to stop attacking good jobs and public post offices.

CUB Recruits New City Employees

Members of the City Union of Baltimore and AFT-Maryland attended an orientation for new city employees June 12th.

CUB used the occasion to inform the new employees of the benefits of CUB membership. Nine employees joined CUB after hearing a presentation by Maxine Holmes, CUB Labor Relations Specialist, and Janelle Edmonds, an AFT-Maryland Organizer. 

CUB conducts outreach and recruitment efforts every month to inform employees of the benefits of union membership.

6/18/14