AFT Healthcare-MD, AFT, AFL-CIO Local #5197 and the State of Maryland have concluded negotiations for a three year (2015-2017) successor agreement to the 2014-2015 MOU.
AFT is joining with the National Action Network for their Justice for All March #justice4all. Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2014. AFT-Maryland will be providing BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM BALTIMORE. See below for details.
Attention Unit E & G members:
Please be aware that 2015 Open Enrollment for Health Benefits runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 14, 2014. Changes made during Open Enrollment are effective January 1, 2015.
For more information about benefits coverage for Calendar Year 2015, visit the Dept. of Budget & Management's website.
The race for Maryland’s next Governor is down to its last few days, and we’re asking for one more push to help us Get Out the Vote. Come out this weekend to help us!
This Saturday, from 10am-2pm, come to the AFT-Maryland Headquarters (5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215) for an afternoon of knocking on fellow union members’ doors to encourage them to vote. We will fan out in teams to key locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to help get out the vote!
Don’t sit this election out!
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
It is time for officer elections for AFT Healthcare-MD. Bargaining Unit E members who have been full dues-paying members for at least one year are eligible to run for any office.
Positions available are: President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Central Region Vice President, Western Region Vice President, Eastern Region Vice President, two At-Large Vice President positions, and Chief Steward. Twelve positions are also available for members wishing to run for Delegate to represent the local at meetings and the AFT Convention.
Members interested in running for office should send their statements of interest and a short biography to Bill Chan, AFT Healthcare-MD Election Chair at 7127 Rutherford Road, Baltimore, MD 21244 by close of business Friday, November 7th.
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