BTU Blog

How much are teachers worth?

Posted by Mike Pesa on  2021
Category: Blog
By Shavon Teahan Note: This blog post was written by a BTU member a couple days after the February 3rd BTU Safe Schools car caravan. Wednesday I hit a breaking point. I had been revving up for the BTU Caravan, which took place Wednesday evening, by reading about all the hypocrisy from the powers that be and the unheard pain of teachers, school staff, students and families. I tried to focus my energy into preparing

Have You Voted Yet?

Posted by Chris Bilal on  2021
On Thursday, February 11th, BTU sent all members an email at their work email addresses with an invitation to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the District’s plan for expanding in-person learning using a secure and anonymous voting process. This vote is happening because many members asked for it and the BTU Executive Board unanimously approved the motion for the resolution. If you did not receive your unique voting link, please email
The Baltimore Teachers Union invites you to our General Membership Meeting. Register to connect with leaders on March 1, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 PM. The meeting is virtual. Marisha Ingram, your Membership Associate, will send you a special Zoom link that is your key to joining the gathering after you register. Look out for a confirmation message from “BTU Admin #2”. Please check your spam folder! Future General Membership Meetings will be held quarterly (Oct 5,
  Do you have questions for President Diamonté Brown? Are you curious about her-story? Do you have a story that you want to share. Let’s Talk!   LisTEN is a monthly Town Hall where a panel featuring TEN BTU members ask TEN questions and share ideas, stories, observations, widsom, affirmations, inspiration and thoughts. The Town Hall, hosted by Chris Bilal from the PSRP Member Engagement Team, streams live on Facebook Live. We especially encourage our

Sign the Safe Reopening Petition

Posted by Will on  2021
Category: Blog, News
French Translation of Petition Spanish Translation of Petition Arabic Translation of Petition Swahili Translation of Petition In just 1 week, BTU supporters collected over 4000 signatures that agree, with 7,000 Baltimore Teachers Union rank and file members, that in-person learning should be expanded ONLY WHEN IT’S SAFE. When we look honestly at the new virus variant, the abysmal pace of ventilation upgrades, and the State’s chaotic vaccine rollout, we know that it is #STILLNOTSAFE