COUNCIL 3 UPDATES

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Council 3 voted to ratify its tentative agreement with the State.
Donna S. Edwards, AFSCME Local 112 and Maryland/DC AFL-CIO President attended and gave an inspiring speech at the 2018 Women's March in Baltimore.

Every year Maryland legislators introduce dozens of bills directly impacting the important work Local 112 members do. These bills redefine child abuse and neglect, how to determine potential income in child support, misdemeanor crimes for failure to report and list goes on. 

AFSCME members have long called for increased staffing in State departments across Maryland. Now, legislator’s own researchers are admitting what our members have known for years: public services in Maryland are critically understaffed.
State workers jumped into action during dangerous wintery weather. Despite their work, the State initially refused to pay. That’s when AFSCME Council 3 stepped in to make workers whole.
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.
After months at the table with management, our bargaining team negotiated an overdue wage increase for the upcoming fiscal year.
Today, management came to the table with an economic package that does nothing to provide fair wages and the strong contract public service employees deserve. Here’s what you need to know about today’s bargaining session.
AFSCME members Timothy Bolden from Eastern Shore Hospital Local 770 and Scott Hanekamp from Thomas B. Finan Center Local 611 testified today in Annapolis about the lack of beds and unsafe conditions for patients and staff at state-run hospitals and mental health facilities.
Our members fought for workers’ rights at the bargaining table with management in Baltimore this afternoon and in Annapolis this morning, testifying in support of increased staffing and safer working conditions.