Council 3 Updates

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In Fall 2018, Governor Hogan started negotiations by trying to change the rules.

Last week, on August 29th, AFSCME Maryland members met with Department of Budget and Management Secretary David Brinkley for the Annual Meeeting regarding staffing levels outlined in our union cont

Please take a moment to consider — and thank — the women and men that deliver the supports and services the State provides: safe roads and bridges, public safety, help for your kids in schools, colleges and universities, registering a car, or a will. Without their labor where would we be?

On behalf of AFSCME Maryland, we wish all workers a Happy Labor Day!  We thank and honor all of Maryland's hard-working public servants. We make Maryland Happen 365 days a year, 24/7. Although many state employees will be on leave for this federal holiday, we send a special THANK YOU to our dedicated 24/7 employees working around the clock and through the holiday. On the first Monday in September, we take the day off to celebrate Labor Day and reflect on the American worker’s contributions to our country.

Retiree Prescription Drug Plan Changes: Understanding What Happened and Where We Are Now

Since 2011, the State of Maryland has been trying to balance their budget on the backs of Public Employees. AFSCME Maryland will continue to fight to protect retiree benefits and protect the State’s ability to recruit and retain qualified staff. Here’s what happened and where we are now.

Secretary Neall committed to visiting all MDH facilities and health departments in the coming months. He claims to be looking into issues but we’re tired of waiting for studies. It’s time for action. Our safety and our truth can’t wait.

Yesterday, July 25th, 2019 AFSCME Maryland met with upper management in the Department of Juvenile Services for the Annual Staffing Meeting required by our union contract to discuss staffing levels in each agency. AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran with AFSCME Local 3167 President Denise Henderson and Local 3167 Members Jamaal Craddock (BCJJC), Jeremy Jeffers (Victor Cullen Center), Daniel Broadwater (Meadow Mountain), Lakesha Brown (Transportation), Roshell Aydlett (Hickey School) and Cynthia Thomas (Waxter Children’s Center) represented union members from all across the state.

Yesterday, July 23rd, 2019, AFSCME Maryland leaders met with Secretary Green for the Annual Staffing Meeting required by our union contract.

Thursday, July 17th, 2019, leaders of AFSCME Local 112 met with Department of Human Services secretary, Lourdes Padilla, and her team for the Annual Staffing Meeting.  As outlined in our union contract, the Annual Staffing Meeting is intended to, give union members an opportunity to discuss staffing levels with management.

As of July 3rd, Governor Hogan has stated he will withhold $245 million of funding that was “fenced off” in the state’s budget for various public programs including the $7 million intended for Officers. Governor Hogan is attempting to limit spending to the detriment of front-line staff who have been working in dangerously low staffing levels. As of now, this money is still being withheld but no other scheduled increases have been changed.

3% COLA IN EFFECT

This week, the 3% Cost of Living Adjustment AFSCME members won and secured during the Legislative Session goes into effect. Congratulations! Thank you to every member who came to a rally, lobbied in Annapolis or called and wrote letters or emails to your elected officials. Your hard work is the reason we won this increase.