Solution-driven unionism may have been the overarching theme of the 2013 joint conference of the AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees divisions, but the importance of community engagement was the biggest takeaway message for the 450 AFT members and guests who gathered in Baltimore, April 25-27. Read more.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT president Randi Weingarten talks about the accomplishments to date of the Affordable Care Act, even in its early stages. And she discusses the vital role that nurses and healthcare workers—the AFT is one of the largest unions of nurses in the country—play in enhancing patient care and improving the healthcare system. Read Weingarten's column.
House Bill 1475, the Baltimore County Correctional Officers Bill of Rights received a favorable report from the House Appropriations Committee, passed the full House, and now goes to the Senate.
The Baltimore County Delegation of the Maryland legislature gave House Bill 1475, the “Correctional Officers Bill of Rights,” a favorable vote March 15.
Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) member Brian Amereihn has been named Baltimore County Department of Corrections Rookie of the Year.
Amereihn graduated with an overall Department of Corrections examination score of 95.4 percent. Last July, he was recognized for his efforts if deescalating a potentially explosive situation. Amereihn is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.