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MID-ATLANTIC

REGIONAL JOINT BOARD

Workers United, an SEIU Affiliate

Joint Board News

Calling All Bowlers!!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board is trying to put together some bowling teams and would like to find out if we have any interested members.

 

Details will be finalized once we have an idea of how many people would enjoy this.

If you like to bowl or have any interest at all  in joining a team and playing for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board, please contact our office at 410-659-2191 on or before November 22, 2019.

 

Come strike it up with the gang! 

        Delegates attend Joint Board Meeting in Gettysburg PA       

      Delegates to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board, Workers United, gathered at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg PA on September 20-21, 2019 for its annual Joint Board Meeting.  Delegates in attendance discussed the business and affairs of the Joint Board.  Larry Bryant, Vice President, led the meeting due to the illness and absence of President Antoinette Brown. 

      Matt Areman, Attorney, made a presentation on the Duty of Fair Representation, former Joint Board President Bernard Fauntleroy led an education session on Leadership, Joint Board Representatives Diana Wingler and Ines Vargas spoke of the Membership Training they have been conducting across the Region, and Charly Carter, Political Consultant, spoke on the importance of voting and supporting strong pro-worker candidates.

      On Friday afternoon, delegates boarded a bus and took a trip to the Gettysburg Diorama for a presentation on the history of the Civil War.  That evening, they enjoyed fellowship with their brothers and sisters during dinner, karaoke and dancing.    

      The weather was perfect, the hotel was grand, our solidarity is strong, and...we even discovered we have some talented singers in the Region.     

MARJB Executive Board and Staff  attend training in Philadelphia 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board Executive Board members and staff representatives attended a training session in Philadelphia, PA on July 24, 2019.  The training was led by Stephen Richman and Matthew Areman, Attorneys at the law offices of Markowitz and Richman and focused on contract administration, duty of fair representation, unfair labor practices, and legal developments.   

2019 Scholarship Winners

Katie Pedro

received the

Bruce Dunton / Peter Nadash

Award

Katie's mother 

is a member of our 

Local 806 - 

Jos. A. Bank

in Hampstead, MD

Elijah Peltz

received the 

Diane Dunton 

Award

Elijah's step-father

is a member of our

Local 1700 -

Autoneum

in Bloomsburg, PA

Hannah Gladfelter received the

William Cannon

Award

Hannah's father

is a member of our

Local 371 -

Containment Solutions

in Mt. Union, PA

Metro Baltimore Council President Jermaine Jones (left) pictured with Christopher Roell (right) of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board. 

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board collected toys for the Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO's "Christmas in July" toy drive to benefit union families in need and help these 

families put presents under the tree this holiday season.

 

The MARJB effort was led by Christopher Roell,  Dues and Research Administrator of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board who also delivered the toys for us.  Chris really enjoyed being involved in this project and loved doing it for the kids. 

 

A huge thanks to 

everyone who donated and made this endeavor 

very successful! 

       Pictured from left to right:           Metro Baltimore Council President  Jermaine Jones and Community Services Director Tommy McLaughlin.

UNION NIGHT AT CAMDEN YARDS    took place on Friday, July 12, 2019.  The Baltimore Orioles played the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board purchased tickets and donated some of these tickets to the Boys and Girls Club of Frederick County.  The Boys and Girls Club provides quality after school programs in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment with a goal of enabling all youth to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and caring citizens.
 
MARJB Regional Director Patrick Jones Sr. is pictured giving these tickets to Wayne Toms, Ballenger Creek Middle School Site Director.  The kids and their families were so excited to receive these tickets and go to the game and although the Orioles suffered a loss that night a great time was had by all.  

Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board Office Receptionist, Sara Serafini and Joint Board Representative Diana Wingler attended the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO "Salute to Leadership" Awards Dinner held on June 21, 2019 at Martin's West in Baltimore, MD.  The Event honored the Washington Baltimore News Guild/TNG CWA Local 32035...protecting our democracy and free press.

Do You Know Your Weingarten Rights?

 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a worker is entitled to have a union representative present when a supervisor asks for information which could be used as the basis for discipline.  Management has no obligation to tell workers their rights.  Stewards should make sure all workers know their rights and know that they can request union representation before or during questioning by management.

If called to a meeting with management, read the following statement to management before the meeting starts:

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer or steward be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board

5735 Industry Lane - Bld. C, Ste. 101

Frederick MD 21704

Telephone:  410-659-2191          Fax:  410-659-1790