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  Many BTU members and PSRP committee members are marching in solidarity with AFSCME members to support their COVID-19 heroes who are also demanding a living wage. Get more information here.   Meet us at the State Center Complex at 301 W. Preston St starting at 5:30 P.M. for a rally. Next we will march to the Walters Art Museum in our BTU color- yellow. The rally and march will begin at 6pm! AFSCME 3
This year’s Quality Education Standards in Teaching Conference, known as QuEST, will be hosted virtually on Friday October 15th with a lunch keynote by Tawanda Jones of West Wednesday. The conference’s theme is “License to Thrive.” Expert workshop presenters include 2018 Teacher of the Year Mrs. Laquisha Hall, President Diamonté Brown, UTLA’s Gloria Martinez, District 12 Leader Franca Muller-Paz, Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, Cindy “Stop Subbing Sjoquist, Tsanonda Edwards, T. Nathan Ferrel, Jessie Papia, Clifton Denby,
Welcome! Below you will learn about policies and procedures for the Baltimore Teachers Union and The Baltimore City Public School System Sick Leave Bank. School Year 2021-2022 Sick Bank Open Enrollment will occur from October 7, 2021 through October 22, 2021. Enroll online via Employee Self-Service [click link] from the BCPSS website. We strongly encourage everyone, but especially early career teachers who have limited leave accumulations, to enroll now. All eligible members of BTU that
The digital edition of the Back to School issue of the Baltimore Educator, BTU’s magazine/newsletter, is now available online! You can also read and share individual articles from this issue on the BTU blog. All members will also receive a print edition of this issue in their school or office mailbox.   This issue includes an update on the new teacher contract and the certification process, updates and interviews from PSRPs, issues with the district’s health and
In August, the BTU hosted our annual Building Representative/Union Learning Representative Retreat, where over 150 people attended to learn and prepare for the upcoming school year. The retreat was an opportunity for me to spend some time explaining one of the most important concepts to me: Organizing. Organizing is a turn that we used a lot during the BR/ULR Retreat and upon some reflection I realized that many people don’t really understand what organizing means.