GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
Craig was never afraid to speak on behalf of others silenced by the institutional oppression at University of Maryland. He sounded the battlecry for social justice throughout the local and inspired many to action, including myself.
After Craig began working in the UMCP Grounds Department he was soon elected to be the Chief Shop Steward of the local union. In that capacity he not only represented university workers in grievances, he organized picket lines for safe working conditions, circulated petitions to win fair treatment, testified in Annapolis for higher wages and participated in the campaign to win collective bargaining for university and state employees.
Craig’s activism, tenacity, strategic thinking and political determination will surely be missed.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM BALTIMORE's 18th Annual MLK Parade
Across the country, AFSCME members are taking a look back at past labor struggles as inspiration for how to address modern attacks on workers’ rights. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy in the labor movement, AFSCME’s national headquarters launched the I AM 2018 campaign last June. The campaign aims to mobilize union members and their communities to continue King’s tradition of strong labor advocacy.
AFSCME members were front-and-center in Baltimore at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Representing dozens of State departments from across Maryland, members donned green AFSCME shirts, hats and scarves on the parade route along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Eutaw Street. AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride joined the Council in this year's parade.