Bargaining Update: December 11th Session

Bargaining Update: December 11th Session

Our elected bargaining team met with management to discuss wages for the next fiscal year for Bargaining Unit A, B, C, D, F, and H.

Management has refused to offer any wage increases for the hard working state employees of Maryland. None of management’s proposals include increases that would become a part of employee salaries in future years or contribute to an employee’s pension. Instead, they only offered a small bonus paid in 2021 contingent on revenue.  That is unacceptable.

Our union has a plan to address the staffing crisis by advocating for competitive wages, safer workplaces, improved hiring processes, increased legislative oversight and better personnel policies. We have submitted a comprehensive package of proposals focused on:

  • Significant wage increases for FY 2021
  • Implement the fight for $15 wage standards
  • Increasing shift differential
  • Re-aligning the pay scale for experienced employees in job classifications where new hires are commonly hired above base

Management has no plan to stop the staffing crisis. They have not made a proposal at the table despite having a single scheduled session of bargaining remaining. Management’s failure to address the staffing crisis is a continued embarrassment to our state. Maryland deserves better.

Stay tuned for very important updates about bargaining coming after the next session. Reach out to your shop steward or local president for updates or information on how to get involved.