Council 3 Updates

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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.

You care about the people of Maryland.

Governor Hogan doesn’t

Everybody knows that there is a serious staffing crisis here is Maryland.

Important services are suffering.  Services that help kids in crisis; that care for people in state hospitals; that provide assistance for people in state institutions who are looking to turn their lives around.

2020 Legislative Agenda

AFSCME COUNCIL 3: MARYLAND DESERVES BETTER

Every year, the General Assembly must pass a budget during the 90 day legislative session. Each legislator can also put forth legislation which must pass through a committee system and voted on by each chamber. AFSCME members have a variety of tools and events scheduled to make our voices heard. Read more about our legsialtive agenda below!

2020 Census: Important, Easy and Safe

The United States is required to perform a national count of all people living in each state every ten years (U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2). The 2020 census impacts Maryland in several important ways. The census:

AFSCME Maryland is the largest union for state employees representing diverse agencies with various purposes intended to function together to help citizens and residents of Maryland. Our union represents bargaining units A, B, C, D, F and H. Maryland’s public services are in a staffing crisis. AFSCME Maryland has a plan to fight for a better Maryland with well-funded, fully staffed and adequately resourced public services.

Important Information for AFSCME Members re: 1% Raise

The Hogan Administration is continuing its’ childish games. The Hogan Administration has chosen to try and punish AFSCME bargaining units by trying to deny them their rightful 1% wage increase, due January 2020. 

Bargaining Update: December 19th

One Session Left. 

AFSCME Maryland's elected bargaining team has met with Governor Hogan's representatives for the fourth time yesterday, December 18th. At this meeting, state negotiators proposed no real raise increase.