Council 3 Updates

Have questions about an AFSCME Maryland Event or your Union Contract? Email [email protected] or call our Baltimore Office at 410-547-1515.

DBM Cuts COVID-19 Response Pay

AFSCME was informed after close of business yesterday that the elevated COVID-19 pay and additional quarantine pay for our frontline

July 1st UI Deduction Changes

At the end of Fiscal Year 2020, several AFSCME 3 members reached out about a change in deductions on their most recent pay stubs.

Bargaining Update: Urging Governor Hogan Return to Negotiation Table

Following a failed attempt at significant cuts to frontline employees at the July 1st Board of

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.

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.

Nursing homes have been especially hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to nursing homes. But according to a recent study, one factor that determines how fatal a COVID-19 outbreak will be is whether that nursing home is unionized.