Council 3 Updates

Have questions about an AFSCME Maryland Event or your Union Contract? Email [email protected] or call our Baltimore Office at 410-547-1515.

AFSCME Council 3 members in AFSCME Local 1535 from the Department of General Services won safety enhancements by fighting together!

After a long and difficult pandemic year, our AFSCME members in Higher Education are eager to bring back students this fall.

Take action today to protect your pension and support Jamaal Craddock for the Board of Trustees for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.

No Contract Agreement Reached by December 31st, 2020

On January 1st, the same day, Maryland announces the second-highest positivity rate since the pandemic began; we also announced that we have failed to reach an agreement with Governor Hogan.  We are unwilling to accept less when we deserve more.

AFSCME Members Testify to the Challenges of Working During COVID, Understaffing 

On December 16 the Maryland House Appropriations Oversight Committee on Personnel held a special briefing on the challenges for state employees of delivering services and supports to Marylanders while being understaffed AND working during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Frontline Workers Deserve More

In many ways, the past year has been unprecedented and still increasingly shown the Governor's poor treatment of frontline public employees. When the pandemic began, many state agencies were severely understaffed limiting their ability to effectively perform state services. AFSCME 3 lead the fight for fair increases to recruit and retain dedicated state employees like you. 

AFSCME Members to Testify in Front of Maryland Legislature

At the next Personnel Subcommittee Briefing held by the Maryland Legislature, AFSCME Council 3 members will testify. Make sure to tune in on Wednesday, December 16th at 2pm via youtube livestream. Watch here:  https://youtu.be/DhnazU4n6iw

Preparing for Legislative Session 2021

The year 2020 may be coming to a close (thank goodness!) but December for AFSCME Council 3 means preparing for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly legislative session.  On Friday, December 4 the Council’s Executive Board approved the union’s formal legislative agenda for next year.  The agenda is split into three broad categories: collective bargaining rights; health and safety; and coalition wo

Updated List of COVID-19 Testing Sites Statewide

In light of the increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19, AFSCME Council 3 is reminding all members to stay safe, wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

December Virtual Regional AFSCME Meetings

Join our upcoming virtual Regional AFSCME Meeting for December. All AFSCME members are invited to join by RSVPing to the meeting closest to you. Each meeting will have an update on the latest session of negotiations, our ongoing campaign for health and safety in state workplaces and planning to win the fights ahead.