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District Eight City Councilman Kristerfer Burnett

Contract Workers at BWI Attempt to Unionize

Oct 2, 2018
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Contract employees at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, along with the nation’s largest service workers’ union, called Tuesday afternoon for higher wages and improved health insurance benefits for those workers. This was all part of demonstrations at 11 airports around the country.

Councilmen Seek Improvements to Summer Jobs Program

Aug 8, 2018
Dominique Maria Bonessi

Last month, an audit found that Youth Works, Baltimore’s summer youth jobs program for roughly 8,000 young people, was riddled with problems and in danger of losing state funds. Now, two city councilmen are trying to provide more support for young adults in those programs.

Council members, Zeke Cohen, who represents an East Baltimore district, and Kristerfer Burnett, whose district touches the western border of the city, are looking to expand “This is Working,” a program under the Youth Works umbrella.