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.

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.

Strong Stewards, Strong workplaces

Our voices will not be heard unless we make them listen. Become a Union Steward and be the Union in your Workplace. This Spring and Summer, we are offering a new Steward Apprenticeship Program. This training is designed for members who want to get more involved and is a pre-requisite for all members wanting to enter our Steward Apprentice Program.