The City Union of Baltimore Retiree Chapter (CUB 800-R) held elections and officer installation on Friday, September 20, 2019. Donald Morris was re-elected President. James Carroll will serve as the Vice President, with Betty Lee as Treasurer and Elizabeth Morris as Secretary. The election was overseen by CUB president Antoinette Ryan-Johnson. Following the counting of ballots, the officers were sworn in by AFT-Maryland president, Marietta English.
The retiree chapter provides continued support to the union and the state federation. Members of the chapter regularly do phone-banking for
The Maryland/DC Alliance for Retired Americans held a statewide meeting at the Baltimore Teachers Union. The group gathered to discuss a number of issues pertinent to members of the organization. Retirees from the City Union of Baltimore and the Baltimore Teachers Union made up a significant number of those in attendance. Retirees from other AFL-CIO unions including AFSCME and SEIU were also in attendance.
The group discussed a number of issues including health care costs as well as the upcoming Maryland election season. Members had a chance to review the AFL-CIO recommendations and
Have you joined the CUB Retirees yet? What are you waiting for?! Stay connected with your union through the retiree's chapter of our local, the City Union of Baltimore Retirees - Local 800R. The CUB-R is here for you, a place to participate and continue to be active. Please consider becoming an active member! Click here to download a membership brochure.
Our meetings are held at the CUB union office at 2117 N Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, every 3rd Friday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for fellowship, food, and interesting presentations about pensions, healthcare, and many other topics. Bring your
The City Union of Baltimore, Local #800 (CUB) chartered their retiree chapter, CUB-R, and held an immaculate reception to commemorate the occasion. CUB board members as well as current active members were in attendance. The event was held in the large conference room of the Baltimore Teachers Union. Retirees, AFT-Maryland staff, and AFT National Staff worked diligently to get chapter chartered and operating.
Working members and retirees alike enjoyed delicious food and engaging conversation among themselves and members of other AFT-Maryland unions who came out in solidarity. The retiree chapter
Members of CUB's Retiree Chapter recently attended AFT's annual New Retiree Leader Seminar. (Pictured are CUB Retiree Chapter President Laverne Foster and member Donald Morris, with Ruby Strickland from Orange County Florida CTA.)
The annual seminar is an opportunity for leaders of newer chapters to talk about how to engage members so that they will be more active in their chapters, and to learn how to build connections with both active members and the community. The goal is to help retirees to continue their support and work with their local union, says Lauren Luchi, manager of the AFT's
On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, CUB retirees joined a rally sponsored by the Alliance for Retired Americans and the AFL-CIO in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the Baltimore World Trade Center.
LaVerne Foster, the CUB Retiree Chapter President, reports that they want to let people know that retirees are FIRED UP about the TPP agreement.
Voting for the TPP would mean fewer jobs and lower wages for American workers. TPP also contains extreme patent protections for name-brand pharmaceuticals that threaten to restrict access to cheaper lifesaving medicines in all TPP countries