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CUB Successfully Fights Layoffs

City Union of Baltimore members are claiming a victory in fighting back against layoffs. Last October, then Mayor Jack Young proposed laying off nearly 70 CUB members and privatizing water meter operations.

AFTMD Statement on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Day 2021

Every year we undertake the solemn task of honoring and remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year feels like there’s an urgency to his words and memory. The spirit of national unity has been stretched thin by those seeking to support white supremacy.

Thankfully there are many more of us who heed and believe the words of Dr. King than there are of those who would divide us and promote racist, sexist fascism. The challenge for us is to not only remember Dr. King’s words, but to practice them. ...

READ MORE AT: http://md.aft.org/press/aft-maryland-statement-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-2021

 

Payroll issues with WORKDAY system

We have become acutely aware of the difficulties that the new payroll system, WORKDAY, is causing CUB Members employed in various agencies throughout the city. I have been in direct communication with Shop Stewards throughout our system and have been collecting information and data regarding specific cases by name and issue.

Baltimore City Sick Leave Bank 2020

Attention Baltimore City Employees!!!
CUB Sick Leave Bank Donations

The Baltimore City Office of the Labor Commissioner grants each CUB employee the opportunity to donate 1-day of sick leave into the Sick Leave Bank each year. As a CUB employee you will also have the opportunity to apply to use sick leave from this Sick Leave Bank in the event of an emergency.

As you are aware, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic most City offices are teleworking. Therefore, we are asking that you email your HR Department by Monday, November 9, 2020 at 3pm and acknowledge your intent to participate or to deny participation in the Sick Leave Bank.

Thanks for your prompt attention and assistance in this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your HR Manager via email. Please note that your Timekeeper may also ask/have you verify your sick bank donation as well.

In Solidarity,
Antoinette Ryan-Johnson
President, City Union of Baltimore

 

 

Make your plan to vote!

This election is important to all of us in Baltimore and in the United States. Early voting in Maryland has begun. Be sure to make a plan for your and your family to vote on or before November 3. As you probably have heard a number of times, this is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made voting this year unique and demands changes to how we normally participate in democracy.

I am encouraging all of you to make a plan for voting. Be sure to...

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Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.