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AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards 2019

Join us for the annual AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards, Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:05 p.m. Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays. Tickets cost $12.00.

* * * * While supplies last * * * *

$3.00 of the price of the ticket will benefit Community Services projects, including the Food Pantry, Holiday Baskets and other services provided to members in crisis.

**** Tickets go on sale May 1, 2019 ****
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City Union of Baltimore
2117 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21217

 

Swearing-In Ceremony of 51st Mayor

City employees are invited to attend the Swearing-In Ceremony of the 51st Mayor, Bernard C. “Jack” Young scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the War Memorial Building, 101 N Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Doors will open at 12:30PM and the ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00PM. The ceremony should take approximately one (1) hour.

 

Early childhood support requires adequate staffing

Some of education’s biggest problems come with its littlest students. At a working breakfast for paraprofessionals in prekindergarten, early childhood and Head Start, members swapped strategies for solving problems. Their discussion came during the AFT PSRP conference last week in Las Vegas, where paras from all over the country zeroed in on professional development and adequate classroom coverage.

Scholarship Applications

Applications are available for the Sheila W. Jordan Scholarship program. Applications are available for pick up at the CUB office, 2117 N Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, and must be postmarked or hand-delivered by May 24, 2019 to be eligible. Contact the CUB office with questions: (410) 962-1492.

AFT launches massive national campaign to fund public education

The AFT’s long-time advocacy for public schools has just been turbo-charged, with a sweeping, multi-pronged campaign to fund the future of American public education. Amid the continuing wave of teacher activism shining a spotlight on massive shortfalls in education investment, the Fund Our Future initiative aims to take the teachers’ megaphone into Congress, statehouses and communities nationwide.

Never again

“A majority of American teens say they are worried about a shooting happening at their school. Let that sink in,” AFT President Randi Weingarten writes in her latest column for the New York Times. “Young people are demanding meaningful action beyond ‘thoughts and prayers.’ They know, as do law enforcement officers and educators, that there are effective ways to address gun violence.” Read more about the proven strategies that would enhance school safety and reduce gun violence.
 

Lobby Night with AFT-Maryland

City Union of Baltimore members joined with members from other AFT-Maryland locals in Annapolis to lobby for a range of issues important to Maryland public employees.

Food Pantry to support AFGE workers

Support AFGE Government Workers! AFGE Fourth District is partnering with Maryland Food Bank, Metro Baltimore AFL-CIO, and IBEW to distribute FREE produce & shelf-stable items for AFGE families affected by the government shutdown.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
IBEW (Parking Lot), 2701 W Patapsco Ave., Baltimore MD 21230

For info: Call AFGE District 4 at (410)480-1820.