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Attention CUB members! Please see below an important message from the Office of the Labor Commissioner regarding City Offices being closed on June 18th in recognition of Juneteenth.*****************************INFORMATIONAL BULLETINCommunication from the Office of the Labor CommissionerBulletin Number: 21-19June 17, 2021In observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day, Baltimore City offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021Dear City employee,June 19th marks the day when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people be freed. This news came


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The tragic violence that visited Department of Public Works employees Friday only underscores the scourge of violence that continues to trouble our city. It hits closer to home for us because the victims are among our labor family. On behalf of everyone at the City Union of Baltimore, I extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims of Friday evening’s violence.



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. CUB, with the help of community allies, fought back and Mayor Brandon Scott announced there will be no privatization or layoffs.

Watch AFT-Maryland's video from the press conference.

Read the Baltimore Sun's report of plans to scrap privatization.


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. ...