Why Join?

  • Do you want to build a better and more secure economic future for you and your family?
  • Are you hurting from a lack of quality, affordable healthcare coverage?
  • Have you ever been unfairly disciplined by your supervisor or forced to accept a demotion, suspension or other punishment you didn’t deserve?

If you answered yes to any of these questions it’s time to consider forming a union with AFSCME. With more than 1.6 million active and retired members nationwide, AFSCME is the strongest and most respected public services union in the country.

We consistently fight for and secure the best wages, benefits and working conditions for our members. Since so much of public service workers’ rights, benefits and funding are impacted by the actions of elected officials, we maintain a strong presence in the corridors of government, fighting to protect our members and holding politicians accountable for their actions. We stand ready to do the same for you and your colleagues.

Get in touch with us to have a preliminary conversation and to learn more. All conversations are strictly confidential and you will not be pressured to move forward until you are ready.

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The 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session is underway. With our legislators back in Annapolis, we’re making sure our voices and the concerns of State workers are front-and-center. 

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Become a Budget Warrior!

Our jobs, pay and health and retirement benefits are impacted by the state budget process. Governor Hogan proposed and the Legislature adopted a budget that cuts every state agency and university campus by percent. AFSCME members are fighting back to protect the services we provide, our communities and the people we serve.