City Schools employees are members of one of six bargaining units (or are unaffiliated). An employee must accept his or her union assignment; the assignment is a condition of the employee’s position, is based on state regulations and is approved by the Board of School Commissioners.
One of two "certificated" units, the BTU represents teachers who are certificated professionals with primary focus on delivery of instruction, direct instructional support or related services.
This unit, part of the BTU, includes noncertificated, nonsupervisory professional, office, clerical and administrative support positions in schools and the district office, as well as traditional paraprofessionals (e.g., paraeducators, noninstructional assistants, team support paraprofessionals, special education assistants, licensed therapy assistants and school aides.
PSASA, the district's second certificated unit, includes certificated academic administrators and supervisors.
CUB includes noncertificated supervisory positions.
The Local 44 unit includes noncertificated, nonsupervisory positions that involve service and maintenance support.
The FOP unit includes School Police Officer I and II, School Police Corporal, School Police Sergeant and School Police Lieutenant.
Maryland State Department of Education regulations provide that all City Schools employees must be assigned to bargaining units with the exception of employees whose positions are classified as confidential or managerial. A position is confidential if its responsibilities involve access to specific information regarding the City Schools' collective bargaining process. A position is managerial if its primary responsibilities involve system-level decision making.
There is no negotiated agreement that covers unaffiliated employees.