Teachers and PSRPs participating in the BTU's 34th Annual QuEST Conference held on Oct. 21st. More than 600 educators were in attendance.
BTU President, Marietta English and hundreds of BTU members flooded the school board meeting on Oct. 11th to let the Board know that they are disappointed the Board and the Union have not reached an agreement on a teacher contract after 7 months.
AFT National President, Randi Weingarten, along with AFT Secretary-Treasurer and President Emeritus of the BTU PSRP Chapter, Dr. Lorretta Johnson, BTU President, Marietta English and BCPSS CEO, Dr. Sonja Santelises visited and met with students and faculty at the Baltimore Design School. Weingarten plans to tout the working relationship BCPSS and BTU have around the country.
The Baltimore Teachers Union was at Warwick Park in West Baltimore to register citizens to vote during a back to school community event. With an upcoming election for President of the United States as well as important state and local elections, the Union believes every person should be registered and exercise their constitutional right to vote. This, comes on the heels of other BTU voter registration events including tables at Macedonia Baptist Church and 2016 Sickle Cell Disease Association Walk. Children also received backpacks and school supplies at the community event. BTU distributed books in conjunction with the Union’s First Book effort.