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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.

Lobby Night in Annapolis with AFT-Maryland

Join AFT-Maryland and our members from the BTU, CUB, MCEA, MPEC, AFT Healthcare, BCFPE, and BCFPHN as we travel to Annapolis to talk with our representatives about our issues in the 2019 Legislative Session.

Buses will depart from AFT-Maryland, 5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215 at 5:15 p.m.

Our Conversation with Steven Spielberg

To commemorate the 25th anniversary and rerelease of “Schindler’s List,” Steven Spielberg joined AFT President Randi Weingarten to discuss the legacy of the movie, its impact on Holocaust education and how to teach kids to understand and respond to hatred in our communities.