Council 3 Updates

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Yesterday, July 23rd, 2019, AFSCME Maryland leaders met with Secretary Green for the Annual Staffing Meeting required by our union contract.

Thursday, July 17th, 2019, leaders of AFSCME Local 112 met with Department of Human Services secretary, Lourdes Padilla, and her team for the Annual Staffing Meeting.  As outlined in our union contract, the Annual Staffing Meeting is intended to, give union members an opportunity to discuss staffing levels with management.

As of July 3rd, Governor Hogan has stated he will withhold $245 million of funding that was “fenced off” in the state’s budget for various public programs including the $7 million intended for Officers. Governor Hogan is attempting to limit spending to the detriment of front-line staff who have been working in dangerously low staffing levels. As of now, this money is still being withheld but no other scheduled increases have been changed.

3% COLA IN EFFECT

This week, the 3% Cost of Living Adjustment AFSCME members won and secured during the Legislative Session goes into effect. Congratulations! Thank you to every member who came to a rally, lobbied in Annapolis or called and wrote letters or emails to your elected officials. Your hard work is the reason we won this increase.

Each year, the Metro Baltimore Council AFL-CIO hosts an annual Union Night at Camden Yards to bring unions together from across the State of Maryland. Join us this Friday, July 12th to enjoy some baseball and solidarity. All proceeds benefit the AFL-CIO Community Services Program. Tickets will be available for members, please see details below. 

Union Night at Camden Yards

Yesterday, July 1st, 2019 HB 201/SB 319 passed into law. This bill requires that the Maryland Transit Administration provide FREE ridership services on transit vehicles to any permanent employee working for the State of Maryland.

DBM announces new Smartwork Initiative featuring limited Loan Forgiveness Program

AFSCME demands expansion to ALL State and Higher Education Job Classifications

 Last month, the Department of Budget and Management announced a new Loan Forgiveness Program with a minimal list of eligible job classifications.