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.

Retiree Prescription Drug Plan Changes: Understanding What Happened and Where We Are Now

Since 2011, the State of Maryland has been trying to balance their budget on the backs of Public Employees. AFSCME Maryland will continue to fight to protect retiree benefits and protect the State’s ability to recruit and retain qualified staff. Here’s what happened and where we are now.

Secretary Neall committed to visiting all MDH facilities and health departments in the coming months. He claims to be looking into issues but we’re tired of waiting for studies. It’s time for action. Our safety and our truth can’t wait.

Yesterday, July 25th, 2019 AFSCME Maryland met with upper management in the Department of Juvenile Services for the Annual Staffing Meeting required by our union contract to discuss staffing levels in each agency. AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran with AFSCME Local 3167 President Denise Henderson and Local 3167 Members Jamaal Craddock (BCJJC), Jeremy Jeffers (Victor Cullen Center), Daniel Broadwater (Meadow Mountain), Lakesha Brown (Transportation), Roshell Aydlett (Hickey School) and Cynthia Thomas (Waxter Children’s Center) represented union members from all across the state.

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