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.

Learn about 2020 Ballot Measures

There are two statewide “Questions” on the ballot this election year, Question 1 and Question 2.  Today we’d like to tell you abou

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.

Regional AFSCME Meetings

Join us for our next Regional AFSCME Meetings for October 2020.

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.

State of Maryland Will NOT Implement Federal Payroll Tax Deferment Program

Yesterday afternoon, The Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits has confirmed that the state of Maryland will NOT be implementing the federal Payroll Tax Deferment program.  

If your agency has shared information about this program, please contact the union as soon as possible. This program cannot be implemented without Central Payroll and DBM who have clearly stated this program will not be implemented.

Throughout my son’s long career at AFSCME, there have been countless times when I’ve seen Lee proudly wearing an AFSCME T-shirt. Often, these T-shirts feature slogans like “Rise Up” and “Never Quit.”

To Lee, these are much more than just slogans. They’re principles that guide him as president of AFSCME. As his mom, the meaning behind these phrases evoke a long and powerful legacy within our family.

Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.