An open letter to Maryland State Governor Martin O'Malley from AFT-Maryland President, Marietta English.
The letter expresses concern and disappointment with the inability of our political leaders to reach agreement over our state budget. 23 counties and the city of Baltimore will lose over $260 million, with the impact hitting hardest in areas that are most reliant on state revenues and that can least afford the reductions.
The governor signed the three year agreement that was ratified earlier this month for employees of bargaining unit G. He recognizes that state employees have made large sacifices over the last four years and it is time that we start seeing our benefits returned.
Back row: Jim Dooley, Virginia Walsh, Front row: Maria Mathias, Governor O'Malley and President George Myers
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