Council 3 Updates

For nearly 10 years, AFSCME Local 1459 Vice President Clint Stevens has worked as a high voltage electrician at the University of M

As a lead custodian at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) for nearly 30 years, AFSCME Local 3376 President Danielle Dorsey works to keep the campus buildings clean and safe for the st

Two years ago, Elisha Mack took a job at the Spring Grove Hospital Center as a Security Attendant Supervisor, seeing the opportunity as a promotion and the chance to be in a new environment after n

After nearly 4 months of negotiations, we are excited to announce that our bargaining team has reached an agreement with the State!

You can read a full overview of what we've won in this new agreement on our bargaining website here.

As an office manager and acting executive assistant at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM), Adrienne Dozier wears many hats when it comes to supporting the fundraising and alumni relations work for the college. From reconciling budgets to preparing meeting documents, Adrienne says, "I enjoy working with a great group of people at the college. We are a real team, and they feel like an extended family to me." It also doesn't hurt that Adrienne will be able to save on tuition next year when her daughter begins her classes at the college.

Happy Holidays!

We have had an incredible year, and AFSCME members across the state have won some amazing things in 2023.

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 ensuring safe, functional spaces for the public throughout the county.

His journey began in the private sector as a sheet metal worker, where he witnessed the power of collective action firsthand as a member of his union there. When his daughter was born, he made the decision to switch to the public sector. He was sure of one thing: it had to be a union job.

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 across the state of Maryland. I am particularly grateful that we are now working as a unified AFSCME, collectively working together in every city, county, school district, university, and state agency to serve our communities.

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. His journey into union activism was influenced by his family. “My uncle worked for the Post Office, and he was heavily involved in his union and stood up for a lot of his fellow union members. He instilled that in me — that duty to try and help everyone.” Jontae says he takes his uncle’s advice to heart, and it has informed how he operates as president of AFSCME Local 1297. “I want people to feel supported.

Two years ago, Will Schmager accepted a job with the City of Salisbury as a Computer Technician. His day to day involves ensuring the various IT-related requests that come in each day go to the right person in his department to resolve. But in this past year, when he wasn't on the job, Will dedicated his time to talking to coworkers as they organized to form a union.

Bargaining for a Slice of the Pie

"It’s a busy season of bargaining! Our united AFSCME Maryland is currently bargaining on a number of different fronts with employers, including the City of Baltimore, State of Maryland, University System of Maryland, City of Takoma Park, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, Morgan State University, St.