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.

Maryland has a $2.5 Billion Dollar Surplus! Join us in the fight to demand Governor Hogan use the surplus to invest in public services and the employees who provide them.

As you may have heard, recently AFSCME’s lawyers at the law firm of Kahn, Smith, and Collins (KSC) prevented the state from getting the statewide emergency pay grievance dismissed.

Earlier this month, AFSCME Council 3’s Executive Board invited the leading republican and democratic candidates for Governor to meet and interview about their plan for Maryland.

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.

Urge Governor Hogan to Order ALL State Agencies Follow His Mandatory Telework Order

On November 10th, last Tuesday, in response to rapidly rising coronavirus numbers Governor Hogan increased statewide restrictions including announcing mandatory telework for all state workers. As of this week ending November 20th, Maryland has recorded a third new record for largest one-day increase of coronavirus cases.

Sign up for the November Virtual Regional AFSCME Meetings

RSVP today for an upcoming Regional AFSCME Meeting. In light of the ongoing pandemic, all regional meetings will be held over zoom to encourage participation. We have many important updates about upcoming negotiations, the fight for healthy and safe workplaces and the state of the budget given the recently improved Board of Revenue Estimate numbers. 

Read the Latest Update on State Negotiations and Take the Bargaining Survey
AFSCME's elected bargaining team has begun the process of negotiating with the State of Maryland for our Memorandum of Understanding. As a reminder, you can read the update using the log in information at the top of the most recent newsletter. This update is intended for members of AFSCME Maryland's bargaining unit only.

Outbreak at Largo MVA Prompts AFSCME Local 3655 Members to Speak Out

Last week, there was a COVID outbreak at the MVA branch office in Largo, Maryland. Up to five, AFSCME Council 3 members have been infected and one employee has died after contracting the virus at the workplace.  AFSCME has demanded to bargain about this emergency and the Hogan administration has refused. These members are in daily contact with the general public because of the vital services we provide. 

Regional AFSCME Meetings

Join us for our next Regional AFSCME Meetings for October 2020. We have many important updates coming about bargaining with the state and the upcoming legislative session. Make sure to check out the schedule below and sign up for the next meeting. All meetings will be held virtually via zoom or conference call to ensure safe attendance during the pandemic.