Union Officer Elections

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.


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!


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.

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


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!