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[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"71130","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","style":"width: 100%; margin: 3px 2px;"}}]]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...



Reminder to CUB BCPSS members: Sick Bank open enrollment for SY 2020-2021 ends Friday, October 16, 2020. You must opt in to be a member of the Sick Bank program.

From BCPSS Payroll Department:

Re: Sick Leave Bank Enrollment for Unions - BTU, PSRP, CUB, L44, PSASA, and FOP

All leave eligible employees who wish to maintain membership or join the Sick Leave Bank with their respective union must elect to participate during the enrollment period for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Enrollment period will be available online through Employee Self Service beginning, Thursday, October 1, 2020 and ending on


It is with my deepest regret that I announce the passing of Brother Allen D. Robinson. Bro. Robinson serviced the citizens of Baltimore as a dedicated employee, executive vice president, COPE and Social Committee Chair for the City Union of Baltimore (CUB) Local #800, AFL-CIO. Bro. Allen was a dear friend to all in our union and labor movement. He will be truly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and those that share in his passing.

Service arrangements are as follows:

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gary P. March Funeral Home
270 Fredhilton Pass


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Baltimore, MD - CUB is baffled at the Mayor's decision to lay off more than five dozen DPW employees. Our members provide a vital service to the city and we are blindsided by this decision. Ultimately, the decision invites more questions than it does provide answers. One question we have is why our members who were on permission leave on account of the Coronavirus, were not put back to work with the necessary personal protective equipment, to provide accurate and timely readings for Baltimore city and county residents. Once health officials provided guidance as to how to resume some activities with precaution and safety, our members were ready to work. However, this administration ...



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Application deadline is July 15, 2020. Click here for application form. See flyer or text below for more details. 



The City Union of Baltimore continues to try to protect members as best as possible while they continue to provide essential services to the citizens of Baltimore. President Antoinette Ryan-Johnson and organizer Janell Edmonds made drop offs of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to two locations where members are still on the job. Both locations were offices that house employees who work for the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development.

The first location was an East Baltimore office where President Ryan-Johnson gave the supplies to a member who distributed them