Metropolitan Baltimore Council (AFL-CIO Unions) is assisting union families by giving out Holiday Baskets to Union Members who are suffering financial hardship. The baskets include a Giant gift certificate for a ham or a turkey and other food. Members with children will also receive a gift for each child from newborn to 16 years of age.
The entire AFT family is heartbroken by the loss of life and devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan, and the AFT is prepared to help any way we can with recovery efforts, says AFT President Randi Weingarten.
AFT affiliates and their community partners are gearing up for a Dec. 9 National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education.
Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees (BCFPE) held a contract ratification vote on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, and the contract was ratified by a vote of 98%.
BCFPE President, John Ripley, is pleased that employees will be receiving a 3% bonus in November 2014 and a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment on July 1, 2015.
A consortium of New York City public schools that has achieved outstanding results by stressing in-depth teaching over high-stakes testing, and a coalition of state workers that saved Connecticut $1.6 billion through a new preventive healthcare plan, are the winners of the AFT's inaugural Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism.
Despite gridlock, impasse and inaction in the halls of Congress, thousands of passionate supporters of immigration reform turned out for a rally, concert and march on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall.