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BALTIMORE, MD – As of today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that we will no longer be able collect fair share fees on the basis of free speech. This decision will hurt millions of working families nationwide. This decision is not about “free speech” it is about blocking attempts by working people to make their lives better. While we are still working to interpret the decision, our fight ahead does not change. AFSCME Maryland will continue to fight for a fair raise, quality public services and safe staffing levels.
AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran released the following statement in response to an incident injuring eight staff today at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville, Maryland: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded staff members and their families.”
AFSCME Maryland, the largest union for state and higher education employees, will march in the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Baltimore City. This year, members representing dozens of state agencies from across Maryland will attend.
AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran today released the following statement in response to an independent arbitrator’s findings and recommendations on state employee rights and wages.
AFSCME Maryland Local 898 President Jeff Grabenstein released the following statement in response to an incident today at North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland during which two correctional officers sustained injuries.
AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran today released the following statement in response to the Department of Legislative Services’ spending affordability briefing.
AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran today released the following statement in response to a state audit of the Department of Juvenile Services which found that the agency lacked oversight for spending on youth care services.
Following a judge’s order to hold Maryland Department of Health officials in contempt of court for their failure to provide beds to patients at state psychiatric hospitals, AFSCME Maryland is mobilizing to draw attention to the staff shortage at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown.