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[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"63414","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image media-image-right","style":"width: 150px; height: 150px; margin: 5px; float: right;"}}]]Attention Baltimore City Employees!!!
CUB Sick Leave Bank Donations

The Baltimore City Office of the Labor Commissioner grants each CUB employee the opportunity to donate 1-day of sick leave into the Sick Leave Bank each year. As a CUB employee you will also have the opportunity to apply to use sick leave from this Sick Leave Bank in the event of an emergency.

As you are aware, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic most City offices are teleworking. Therefore, we are asking that you email your HR Department by Monday, November 9, 2020 at 3pm and acknowledge your intent to participate or to deny participation in the Sick Leave Bank.

Thanks for your prompt attention and assistance in this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your HR Manager via email. Please note that your Timekeeper may also ask/have you verify your sick bank donation as well.

In Solidarity,
Antoinette Ryan-Johnson
President, City Union of Baltimore


[[{"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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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


By emergency proclamation of the Governor, the 2020 Presidential Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, 2020. This election will be primarily a “vote by mail” election. This means that ballots will automatically be mailed to all eligible voters. You should receive your ballot in early to mid May. You do not need to ask for a ballot to receive one. They will mail to the address they have on file. If you need to have it mailed to a different address, or if you want to check what address they have for you, visit

  • To reduce the risk of spreading

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"68371","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image media-image-right","style":"width: 200px; height: 267px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 3px 2px; float: right;"}}]]Earldine Williams has been a Director with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks for 16 years, and is a member of the City Union of Baltimore, Local 800. During that time, she has developed a unique bond engaging with community members, young, middle-aged, and older citizens alike. COVID-19 has changed much of that. Prior to social distancing norms, she would see about 800 people at her center weekly. There, she and the staff offered programs and resources centering on health and wellness among other quality of life initiatives. Now, she only engages about 200 people weekly and the programs have been suspended.

While Ms. Williams is disappointed that... 



[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"63414","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image media-image-right","height":"375","style":"width: 150px; height: 150px; float: right;","width":"375"}}]]TO ALL CUB BARGAINING UNIT MEMBERS EMPLOYED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL:


On April 9, 2020 the Mayor’s Office assembled a meeting of all the Presidents of the Municipal Unions of Baltimore, along with the Labor Commissioner, Director of Department of Human Resources, and Deputy Budget Director. At that meeting, the Unions were presented with a summary of the City’s budgetary projected shortfalls of $46 million in FY2020 and $103 million in FY2021 “due to the economic impact of COVID-19.” The Unions were then presented with three concessionary options to help the City reduce personnel costs by $11.1 million. 



The City Union of Baltimore is working to ensure that every member has the proper PPE required to do their job. After hearing from the membership who work at various worksites across the city, I know what it is you need, and I have been and will continue to fight like hell to ensure that you have the resources you need to do your job. Your calls and emails have not gone unnoticed. The same way that you are doing invaluable work behind the scenes to help our city continue running as smoothly and efficiently as possible in this time of chaos, please know that your union and I are working just as