Council 3 Updates

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Budget Presentations Between DLS and DBM Show Agreement, Differences 

Emergency Pay Grievance Update

 Last month, AFSCME Council 3 filed the largest group grievance in Maryland’s history of collective bargaining with the State of Mar

Local Officer's Election Result: July 8th, 2020

AFSCME Local 1319 members have elected new local officers.

“As both a union that represents several thousand law enforcement officers and a union that has long been in the vanguard of the struggle for civil rights, AFSCME believes we cannot be forced to choose between racial justice or effective policing. A free, healthy society can and must have both.”
On May 20 leaders from AFSCME Local 1072 virtually sat down with the Senator and Delegates from Maryland District 22 (Prince George’s County) to discuss ongoing health and safety issues at the University of Maryland-College Park campus.
In response to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which will be in effect from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
AFSCME Council 3 Members from the Maryland Department of Health met with management representatives last Monday, May 11, 2020. Labor Management Committees are joint meetings between management and union representatives to negotiate over workplace conditions specific to the agency or facility. These committees are protected and outlined in our union contract in Article 5: Labor Management Committees.
Testing is the ONLY proven way to get the virus identified and put those that test positive into quarantine and out of the workplace. There is no cure, there is no vaccine, but it has been proven that TESTING WORKS. Have a measure of respect for your members health and safety Governor, have a measure of respect for their families and those they serve, START TESTING.
During this time of crisis, the BPW plays a critical role in acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential supplies to combat the spread of the virus. At this week’s meeting, where Governor Larry Hogan was represented by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, State Treasurer Nancy Kopp spoke out on behalf of state employees.

Emergency Pay Grievance Updates

The AFSCME Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in article 10, section 5, says that state employees whose duties require them to report to work to continue agency operations during an emergency condition or who are required to report to work during a declared emergency condition are entitled to be credited (i.e. paid) two hours of work time for each hour actually worked.

Over the past 48 hours, AFSCME stewards and activists have reported in from agencies and worksites across the State of Maryland. We have gathered a variety of information to provide an up-to-date assessment of where practices and preparedness stand in various agencies after several weeks of pushing the Administration to do the responsible thing.