Council 3 Updates

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This year, we recognize Workers Memorial Day (April 28th) and International Workers’ Day (May 1st) remembering those workers who were injured, became ill, or died because of hazards like COVID-19 a

After three years of organizing, testifying and lobbying AFSCME Council 3 members at University System of Maryland (USM) Schools will finally have the opportunity to have one master agreement cover

Earlier this month, Governor Hogan announced a new supplemental budget for $100 million which will be used to fund COVID-19 Response Pay through the end of 2021.

Frontline Workers Deserve More

In many ways, the past year has been unprecedented and still increasingly shown the Governor's poor treatment of frontline public employees. When the pandemic began, many state agencies were severely understaffed limiting their ability to effectively perform state services. AFSCME 3 lead the fight for fair increases to recruit and retain dedicated state employees like you. 

AFSCME Members to Testify in Front of Maryland Legislature

At the next Personnel Subcommittee Briefing held by the Maryland Legislature, AFSCME Council 3 members will testify. Make sure to tune in on Wednesday, December 16th at 2pm via youtube livestream. Watch here:  https://youtu.be/DhnazU4n6iw

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.