AFSCME Maryland was born in the early 1970’s as state and higher education workers came together to focus specifically on their issues and to win collective bargaining rights. Many Maryland locals were chartered by AFSCME International in the 1960’s, and have almost forty years of history, fighting and winning results.

America’s communities never rest. Streets need cleaning. Families need care. Students deserve well-run schools, and our neighborhoods demand safety. That’s why people who work in public service never stop. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. The work matters because it means something to make a community better.

AFSCME believes that every person working to sustain their community deserves respect. As part of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME is one of the nation’s leading advocates for working women and men. Our 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen, and we believe everyone deserves a chance to fulfill the American dream.

AFSCME is the union that honors solidarity without conformity, drawing each member’s story into a force of experience and commitment that can’t be ignored. That’s how we win better lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For people proudly committed to public service, we never quit.

Throughout its history, AFSCME Maryland has been propelled to victories by the unified strength of its members and support by its staff and AFSCME International. The members set the course for aggressive action and work to achieve success for all workers. They have guided AFSCME Maryland through rocky paths and uphill climbs, but always with a goal of victories for state and higher education employees.

We are AFSCME, join us.