October 6th Bargaining Update: UMES

October 6th Bargaining Update: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Over the past month, members of AFSCME Local 1833 have been bargaining with management for a fair agreement minimizing the impact of budget shortfalls on frontline workers. The Bargaining Team at UMES is made up of Quiana Tilghman, Louise Gaile, Betty Hoskins and Relford Matthews and Deborah Robinson. Together, we have pushed for management to set a final agreement.  

The Administration has verbally agreed to prevent any salary reductions for those making less than $75,000 annually as well as put in place fair protections for those working in quarantine and isolation facilities.  Instead of finalizing the agreement they are dragging their feet about signing the agreement. With COVID-19 numbers rising across Maryland and stories of outbreaks on campuses, we are urging management at UMES to sign our agreement to protect frontline workers. 

Now is the time to get involved in your union- join today and become a dues-paying member to send a clear message to management that our union is standing strong in spite of these challenging times. We urge management from UMES to finalize the agreement as soon as possible to keep our campus safe.