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.
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. ...
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. Upon receipt, these issues are being forwarded immediately to the Labor Commissioner and the Director of Human Resources for prompt resolution. Members of City Council and the Mayor’s Office have been made aware of the difficulties the payroll malfunctions have been