2024 Legislative Session

Mid-session Report

Curious how this legislative session is going? Check out our Mid-Session (45 Day) Report here.

Get Involved This Legislative Session!

Upcoming Action Nights

Join us every Monday evening for our AFSCME Maryland Action Nights! Each Monday, we'll either be participating in a phone bank or lobby night together to help get important bills and a strong state budget passed during this year's legislative session.

Please RSVP here to let us know which Action Nights you plan to attend. By submitting your RSVP, we will be able to send you more details closer to each Action Night.

Lobby Nights will take place in Annapolis. Phonebank Nights will take place at the AFSCME Maryland Bush Street office in Baltimore and certain regional offices unless otherwise noted. We will send out more updates closer to each phonebank or lobby night.

Thursday, January 18: Phonebank Night
Monday, January 22: AFSCME Maryland Lobby Night
Monday, January 29: Phonebank Night

Monday, February 5: AFSCME Maryland Lobby Night
Monday, February 12: K-12 Lobby Night

Monday, February 19: AFSCME Maryland Lobby Night
Monday, February 26: Phonebank Night

Monday, March 4: Phonebank Night
Monday, March 11: AFSCME Maryland Lobby Night/Union Night Rally
Monday, March 18: Rally for Revenue

Our 2024 Legislative Priorities

The Arbitration Reform for State Employees Act of 2024

  • Establishes a process for binding interest arbitration in the event of an impasse during negotiations.
  • Provides for the selection of a neutral mediator to mediate the negotiations.
  • Establishes more workable timelines to ensure state negotiations are concluded in time for budget submissions.
  • Adds a layer of accountability to the collective bargaining process by effectively preventing the employer from using delay tactics and holding the State and the University System of Maryland accountable to working with us to reach an agreement.

Expanding Collective Bargaining Rights

  • Enable collective bargaining rights for over 4,000 supervisors who work in the executive branch of state government as well as statewide collective bargaining rights for library workers.

Reinvesting in Our Public Services and Rebuilding State Government

  • Raise wages and improve benefits for state employees to attract and retain talent and staff our state services.
  • Prevent the outsourcing of state work in our agencies and our higher education campuses and reduce spending on wasteful contracts.
  • Fix disparities in the retirement benefit for certain employees in the Department of Health.

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