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Article 9 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) states: “Disciplinary action may be imposed upon employees only for just cause.” What is “just cause”? In 1962, an arbitration case set the precedent for determining whether discipline is warranted. This case, “Enterprise Wire Co, 46LA362” established 7 tests or standards for “just cause” as follows:

  1. NOTICE – Does the employee know of the rule, was he forewarned or had knowledge of the rule and the consequences for violating such rule?
  2. REASONABLE RULE – Is the rule reasonably related to the efficient, orderly and safe operation of the employer’s

The City Union of Baltimore has taken a stand of “Reclaiming the Promise.” The Promise of America is under attack. Consequently, public services are being privatized, defunded, and deprofessionalized by our government; salaries are being cut, pensions raided, employees are being forced to do more with less.

Our communities are the sufferer of this attack. Public employees provide quality services to our communities, as they have for some time; they provide education, quality drinking water, protect the citizens of Baltimore, keep streets clean, develop and maintain the infrastructure, provide


Members of the City Union of Baltimore, their families and friends enjoyed AFL-CIO Night at Camden Yards. Our Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays and there was a rain delay, but all in all, it was a fun time.

The cost of tickets was $6.00, $1.00 of which was donated to the AFL-CIO food bank. Ticket sales produced $26,000 in donations to the food bank.

Ernie Greco, President of the Metro Council AFL-CIO, concerned that all the members were not able to take advantage of reduced price tickets, requested that Mr. Peter Angelos, owner of the Orioles, grant the AFL-CIO additional games at the same


Thanks to everyone who voted for me; I am honored that you have entrusted me to serve a second term as secretary for the City Union of Baltimore. Since being installed in October, I have served on the negotiation team that aggressively strives to secure a contract that will benefit our members.

I have also had the opportunity to attend the AFL-CIO Leadership Conference where some very informative sessions were facilitated to empower Union Officers with the knowledge of laws and policies to support our members. I am looking forward to being a part of a team that will take this Union to the next


I want to express my sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you for electing and entrusting me to fulfill the duties of treasurer of the City Union of Baltimore, Local 800. My name is Antoinette M. Ryan-Johnson, I am a seventeen-year employee of the City of Baltimore, the mother of one college-aged son and the god-mother of three younger children. I am also a licensed realtor in the state of Maryland. I have formerly held the positions of steward and area vice-president of the Baltimore City Police Department during my tenure with CUB. As your treasurer, it is my pledge to operate solely


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It has been my privilege to be president for about a year and a half. I have taken this position to do my best to continue our growth with your help. My vision is to improve communication with our members, as well as stakeholders, and to protect the rights and benefits of our members.

CUB continues to participate in building, reinstating and developing coalitions that will enhance our effectiveness in the labor community. We have membership on the Health Care Committee for Baltimore City giving labor a stronger voice in the development of future health care benefits.

CUB is anxious to meet with

Delegates from AFT-Maryland local affiliates traveled to Los Angeles, California, July 11-15, 2014 to attend and participate in AFT's biennial national Convention. #AFT14

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AFT has a Convention information page for

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Maryland delegates represented Baltimore Teachers Union, BCFPE, BCFPHN, City Union of Baltimore, MPEC, and AFT Healthcare-Maryland.


CUB members stood with postal workers on Sunday, June 22nd at a "Stop Staples!" rally. Community members gathered in front of the Staples store at Eastpoint Mall on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore Sunday afternoon to tell the retail store to stop attacking good jobs and public post offices.

The City Union of Baltimore joins in telling Staples: THE U.S. MAIL IS NOT FOR SALE!

The recent Staples deal with the USPS will replace full-service U.S. Post Offices with knock-off post offices in Staples stores that are not staffed with U.S. Postal Service employees. We have a right to post offices staffed by