Early Voting: October 23-30

2014 General Election
Early Voting: October 23-30, 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Election Day: November 4th

Avoid long lines on election day! Maryland has expanded early voting this year to make sure you have the best chance to make your vote count!

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Supreme Court Harris v Quinn ruling

The Supreme Court Harris v Quinn ruling does not apply to all unions. The
Supreme Court decision judged the plaintiffs in the case to be personal
assistants that are quite different from "full-fledged public employees"
and therefore Abood v Detroit Board of Education which enables unions to
collect fair share fees from non-members for expenses germane to
collective bargaining did not apply. The Court found that the personal
assistants were not eligible for the same types of benefits as other

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Unions and the community are 'a natural coalition'

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.

Help us Get Out the Vote!

We need your help to get out the vote for the upcoming General Election! AFT-Maryland is coordinating volunteers to make phone calls Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays until Nov. 3rd. Call to sign up for a shift!

We are also canvassing neighborhoods with Labor-to-Labor Door-to-Door walks, Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. We are union members talking to other union members, encouraging our brothers & sisters to come out to vote on November 4th.

Schedules and contact information are below. Come out and join us!

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New Jersey nurses vote for union representation

By an overwhelming ratio of 6-to-1, nurses working at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury in New Jersey have voted in favor of union representation by Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), an AFT affiliate.

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