Council 3 Updates

A lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County and a member of AFSCME Local 582, Zach Reed is more than a maintenance mechanic for government buildings; for the past seven years he's been vital to ensu

Giving Thanks

The holiday season has started, and we have a lot to be grateful for — all because of the work that AFSCME members do each and every day acr

A seasoned Mechanical Trades Chief at Bowie State University, Jontae Thomas has spent over a decade taking care of the fire alarm systems and electrical issues on campus.

A Message from AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran

This fall, public schools across Maryland have resumed online and slowly we are beginning to see the state resume normal functioning. With talks looming of re-opening schools as early as the second quarter, it’s clear Maryland is on track to continue opening sooner rather than later. We are seeing more people gain confidence being out and about, more restaurants with people inside, and grocery stores are bustling with more people every day.

Know Your Rights: Immunocompromised In the Workplace 

AFSCME Maryland is leading the fight for improved health and safety in public agencies and institutions of higher education. Recently, our field director, Denise Gilmore hosted a Question and Answer session with Attorney Heather Heilman on the COVID-19 protections available for immunocompromised workers. 

Join AFSCME Maryland's GOTV Program

The election for President of the United States and our Congressional representatives makes a huge difference in Maryland’s ability to get needed federal aid for state-funded jobs and ensuring that benefits are preserved.  It’s not a time to sit on the sidelines – Council 3 has to get in the game and do its part. 

Results of AFSCME Local 1678 Election 

On Wednesday, September 24th, beginning at 5pm, the results of the 2020 election for local officers were counted by election chair Samuel Olowookere and Ofc. Oshunkoya. The results are below. Congratulations Local 1678 for electing a new leadership team. Details about the Secretary Treasurer position will be forthcoming.

President –

Oluwadamilola Olaniyan, 162

Oluwafemi Adegoroye, 38

Gethsemani Ugochukwu aka “Chuchu”, 112

Samuel Olekanma 5

Emergency Pay Grievance Update: September 22nd 2020

Below is a list of the most recent status for each agencies Emergency Pay Grievance. It’s important to note that while the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has resumed enforcing timelines, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues to toll and hold timelines for grievances.

September Regional AFSCME Meetings

This week, AFSCME staff and leaders will host a series of Regional AFSCME Meetings to update members about our ongoing wage campaign and fight for healthy and safe working conditions during the pandemic. RSVP by emailing the staff person coordinating your region- all members welcome from all agencies. All regional AFSCME meetings will be hosted remotely to keep members and staff safe and socially distant.

After hearing from USM and University officials, AFSCME leaders Maria Ayala (UMCP), Quiana Tilghman (UMES), Blair Knouse (FSU) and Todd Holden (UMCP) and Stuart Katzenberg from the AFSCME Council 3 Staff gave testimony to the assembled senators and delegates. In the run up to this hearing, AFSCME members and leaders spent hours meeting with legislators so they understood the danger our members face daily on campus and the need for greater oversight.
DBM Cuts COVID-19 Response Pay

AFSCME was informed after close of business Thursday, September 10th, that the elevated COVID-19 pay and additional quarantine pay for our frontline employees working at jobsites throughout the pandemic has been unilaterally canceled by the Hogan Administration. These members are exposed daily to COVID-19 and are in the highest risk category for contracting the virus. Already at least 800 AFSCME members have contracted COVID-19 from their workplace and two of our members have lost their lives from a workplace exposure.