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.

Bargaining Update: December 11th Session

Our elected bargaining team met with management to discuss wages for the next fiscal year for Bargaining Unit A, B, C, D, F, and H.

Bargaing Update: December 5th Session

Today, our elected bargaining team met with the Hogan Administration for our second bargaining session over economic topics for bargaining units A, B, C, D, F, and H. 

The State offered no wage proposal for the second straight session.

Community Services in Crisis: Maryland Deserves Better

Everybody knows the lack of staff in our facilities hurts AFSCME members and the people we serve. The legislature knows and the people of Maryland know. We are fighting for our communities and the residents of Maryland. AFSCME Council 3 members and community allies called out the Hogan Administration’s staffing crisis in emergency joint hearings called by the Senate Budget & Taxation and House Appropriations Committees in Annapolis.

Below read a letter from Patrick Moran sent to all members about the impact of changes to Retiree Prescription Drug benefits for current employees.

Read more about the history of AFSCME Maryland advocacy for the best prescription drug benefits 

October 16th, 2019

Brothers and Sisters,

Today, AFSCME Maryland Council 3, is in mourning at the loss of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings who represented Maryland's 7th District including Baltimore City, County and Howard County who passed away on October 17th, 2019. He was first elected to that office in 1996 after serving in the Maryland House of Delegates for 14 years.