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.

Thank You Public Health Workers

April 7th -13th is National Public Health Week.

AFT Healthcare-MD is sending out a 'Thank You' to all our public health employees in Bargaining Unit E for the great work you do for the citizens of Maryland.


AFT-Maryland Aids Kansas Organizing Effort

AFT-Maryland staff and affiliate members journeyed to Wichita, Kansas, March 9-14 for a week of intensive training in the AFT organizing model and to help the Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) identify potential activists and recruit new union members. The AFT-Maryland volunteers joined union members from Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, and Kansas in the joint organizing effort, which was launched as a part of the “Reclaiming the Promise of High Quality Public Services for Strong Communities,” an AFT national initiative."


Reclaiming the Promise push focuses on public services

The AFT launched its national campaign to reclaim the promise of high-quality public services during a visit to Kansas, which, like too many other states, has slashed taxes for corporations and the wealthy while cutting and privatizing public services.


NPR looking for on-the-job injuries that affect nurses, CNA's and other staff at hospitals and nursing homes

NPR reporter Daniel Zwerdling and colleagues are researching on-the-job injuries that affect nurses, CNA’s and other staff at hospitals and nursing homes. If you have suffered a back, neck, shoulder or other injury that interferes with your work – and even your daily life – will you please contact us through this survey?  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lMJNg602x8TKHjK42e1IDUbZKA2iGd2npnF5D7ptbno/viewform?usp=sharing