Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through a dozen states with more than 50 stops. In a year when kitchen table issues, democracy and our freedoms were on the ballot, many people told me that the elections came down to a choice between, on the one side, election deniers and extremists stoking fear, and on the other, problem-solvers working to help the country move forward. Many races were close, but Americans turned the tide from a red wave to a swell of support for progress and problem-solvers. Read the full column here.

Sharing more pathways to student debt relief

As the landscape of student debt shifts, and more and more opportunities allow borrowers to have their debt relieved, the AFT is using every avenue to ensure that the word is out. In affiliate meetings, telephone town halls, media coverage and social media, the union is spreading the news, and at a student debt clinic at AFT headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, AFT President Randi Weingarten vowed to reach as many people as possible with information that could save them tens—and sometimes hundreds—of thousands of dollars.

Ratification Meeting for MOU (Jan 2021-Dec 2023)

AFT Healthcare-Maryland's bargaining team negotiated a successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for employees in Bargaining Unit E effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. All employees in Bargaining Unit E are entitled to participate in the ratification vote for the contract. We have scheduled a ZOOM meeting for Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please register below by COB on 3/23/21. 

We will have a presentation of changes to the contract with an opportunity for members to ask questions at the meeting.

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