Press Release

American Federation of Teachers Concludes Hearing on Contested Baltimore Teachers Union Election

For Release: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019


Oriana Korin

BALTIMORE—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and two AFT vice presidents presided over a hearing in Baltimore yesterday from noon until 8:30 p.m. All parties involved in the contested Baltimore Teachers Union election were offered an opportunity to provide testimony, present documentary evidence and respond to allegations.

The election investigation committee understands the urgency of this matter and will work to make its recommendations as quickly as possible to ensure that members in Baltimore have a fully functioning local, and that the sanctity of the democratic election process is protected.

A written report of the committee’s findings and conclusion will be submitted to the AFT executive council for its review and approval, and then provided to the parties involved.

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.