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If you have questions about your membership, please call our office at 410-547-1515 or email [email protected].

 When you become a full member and fill out a membership card, you are becoming a member of the largest and fastest growing union for state and higher education employees in Maryland! We are 28,000+ strong and together we are fighting for the raises we deserve, safe staffing levels and to protect our quality public services. 

  • Every public employee in Maryland is impacted by our wage negotiations. When, AFSCME members win a raise, it is extended to all Maryland Public Employees. Even if they are not covered by an AFSCME negotiated Memorandum of Understanding or Contract.
  • Our strength comes from numbers. We need a large and active membership when we sit down at the bargaining table. Our power in numbers creates a strong voice to advocate for Public Employees.  
  • Union membership gives you access to members-only benefits and representation in case of discipline or other violations of the MOU or relevant Maryland State Law. 

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  • Right of representation under the contract or, if you do not currently have collective bargaining, under relevant State Law. 
  • Full rights of AFSCME Maryland membership, including joining the group fighting for fair raises for all employees of any state agency, electing union officers, and participating in other democratic processes.
  • Exclusive member-only benefits, insurance benefits and scholarships for you and your family.
  • $16.73/per pay period through payroll deduction 

When we fight, we win

Are you concerned about the lack of fair pay raises for state employees? When we began contract negotiations last year, management offered a 0% increase. We organized and won a 2% Cost of Living Adjustment for January 1st, 2019. This is the first COLA in 3 years. Maryland Public Employees are significantly underpaid and overworked. 

Now is the time to unite, and join the fight so we can keep Maryland strong. When we come together and fight, we can make huge improvements to our pay, benefits and staffing levels. The first step is becoming a dues-paying member and joining the fight to protect:

  • Real Pay increases: Maryland Public Employees are the 29th lowest paid in the United States. This year, we won a 2% Cost of Living Adjustment on Jan. 1, 2019 and we go back to the table in September 2019 to fight for more. 
  • Safe Staffing levels: This year we fought for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to complete a comprehensive staffing analysis to identify the largest vacancies and needs. 
  • Affordable health care: During negotiations, we won two additional health premium holidays for FY2018. 
  • Protect our pensions: Every year, Governor Hogan attempts to create an alternate retirement option which could lead to the long-term defunding and weakening of the pension. We need to come together to protect pensions!

Every year, management tries to reduce our benefit package and demands more and more work without hiring additional staff or filling the more than 2,400+ vacancies in Maryland public agencies. 

Bottom line: Union membership matters

We cannot take our rights and benefits for granted any longer. The most important way you can help keep Maryland strong is by becoming a union member today.

Get More Info Now!

Get More Info Now!

If you have questions about your membership, please call our office at 410-547-1515 or email [email protected].

QUICK OVERVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Right of representation under the contract or, if you do not currently have collective bargaining, under relevant State Law. 
  • Full rights of AFSCME Maryland membership, including joining the group fighting for fair raises for all employees of any state agency, electing union officers, and participating in other democratic processes.
  • Exclusive member-only benefits, insurance benefits and scholarships for you and your family.
  • $16.73/per pay period through payroll deduction 

Get More Info Now!

Get More Info Now!

If you have questions about your membership, please call our office at 410-547-1515 or email [email protected].