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The City Union of Baltimore, Local 800, AFT, AFL-CIO became the primary bargaining union for Baltimore City employees on January 28, 1988 and received their charter July 1, 1988.  The City Union of Baltimore fondly known as “CUB” was formed to become a more effective bargaining agent for employees.  CUB began with 800 members and thus, the “800” was chosen to be its local number.  The membership has now grown to be the bargaining unit representing 5,000 Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public School System employees.

CUB’s first office space was 101 East 25th Street.  Then CUB moved to 2527 St

AFT Public Employees is the division of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) that represents federal, state and local government employees. MORE

The Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRP) division of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, represents more than 350,000 school support staff in K-12 districts, colleges and universities. Our jobs include office employees, custodians, maintenance workers, bus drivers, instructional paraprofessionals, food service workers, school nurses and health aides, technicians, groundskeepers, secretaries, bookkeepers, mechanics, special education assistants and hundreds of other job titles.


Learn the history of the AFT, including the union's founding in Chicago in 1916, its affiliation with the AFL-CIO, its battles for workers and human rights and its continued work to uphold the proud traditions on which the union was created.


AFT Mission Statement

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

Learn more about the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers and is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.


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