Council 3 Updates

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BECAUSE SO FAR HOGAN'S RESPONSE TO THE STAFFING CRISIS IS A PAY CUT In the last month, Governor Hogan has cut $65 million in funding for raises for state employees from the budget. We need to come together during the Legislative Session to work with our allies in the Legislature to fence off the money for this 3% COLA and then urge Governor Hogan to spend it before July.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVERRIDES VETO OF MOU GRIEVANCE BILL

You care about the people of Maryland.

Governor Hogan doesn’t

Bargaing Update: December 5th Session

Today, our elected bargaining team met with the Hogan Administration for our second bargaining session over economic topics for bargaining units A, B, C, D, F, and H. 

The State offered no wage proposal for the second straight session.

Community Services in Crisis: Maryland Deserves Better

Everybody knows the lack of staff in our facilities hurts AFSCME members and the people we serve. The legislature knows and the people of Maryland know. We are fighting for our communities and the residents of Maryland. AFSCME Council 3 members and community allies called out the Hogan Administration’s staffing crisis in emergency joint hearings called by the Senate Budget & Taxation and House Appropriations Committees in Annapolis.

Below read a letter from Patrick Moran sent to all members about the impact of changes to Retiree Prescription Drug benefits for current employees.

Read more about the history of AFSCME Maryland advocacy for the best prescription drug benefits 

October 16th, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

Today, AFSCME Maryland Council 3, is in mourning at the loss of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings who represented Maryland's 7th District including Baltimore City, County and Howard County who passed away on October 17th, 2019. He was first elected to that office in 1996 after serving in the Maryland House of Delegates for 14 years.

Two Critical Hearings for State Employees Scheduled for October 29th