Council 3 Updates

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On June 24th, AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran sent the following letter to the Prescription Drug Affordability Board, its Advisory Committee, and key legislators expressing concerns about t

2022 is a big year in Maryland and we need all the help we can to make sure our AFSCME endorsed candidates win!

This election year is an extraordinary one for Maryland’s public employees.

In November, we will elect a new Governor, State Comptroller, and Attorney General and have a chance to shape the

Regional AFSCME Meetings

Join us for our next Regional AFSCME Meetings for October 2020. We have many important updates coming about bargaining with the state and the upcoming legislative session. Make sure to check out the schedule below and sign up for the next meeting. All meetings will be held virtually via zoom or conference call to ensure safe attendance during the pandemic. 

Adapting and Thriving Remotely

On Wednesday, October 14th, AFSCME Council 3 will host a virtual townhall ahead of the release of the results of our 2020 AFSCME Telework Survey. Beginning in September, a workgroup of AFSCME Council 3 members organized a survey of all public employees which gathered over 1,000 responses.

October 6th Bargaining Update: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Over the past month, members of AFSCME Local 1833 have been bargaining with management for a fair agreement minimizing the impact of budget shortfalls on frontline workers. The Bargaining Team at UMES is made up of Quiana Tilghman, Louise Gaile, Betty Hoskins and Relford Matthews and Deborah Robinson. Together, we have pushed for management to set a final agreement.  

New Revenue Estimates for Next Fiscal Year Are Up: Hogan’s Heavy Cuts Would Have Been Unnecessary

On July 1, Governor Hogan threatened to implement an across the board 5% pay cut, significant cuts to filled and vacant positions and an increase in the cost of health insurance. AFSCME refused to agree to these drastic and unnecessary cuts, organized to convince the Board of Public Works to vote down these cuts and has continued to vigilantly defend the rights of frontline employees in the workplace, in the budget and in Annapolis.

A Message from AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran

This fall, public schools across Maryland have resumed online and slowly we are beginning to see the state resume normal functioning. With talks looming of re-opening schools as early as the second quarter, it’s clear Maryland is on track to continue opening sooner rather than later. We are seeing more people gain confidence being out and about, more restaurants with people inside, and grocery stores are bustling with more people every day.

A Message from AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran

This fall, public schools across Maryland have resumed online and slowly we are beginning to see the state resume normal functioning. With talks looming of re-opening schools as early as the second quarter, it’s clear Maryland is on track to continue opening sooner rather than later. We are seeing more people gain confidence being out and about, more restaurants with people inside, and grocery stores are bustling with more people every day.

Know Your Rights: Immunocompromised In the Workplace 

AFSCME Maryland is leading the fight for improved health and safety in public agencies and institutions of higher education. Recently, our field director, Denise Gilmore hosted a Question and Answer session with Attorney Heather Heilman on the COVID-19 protections available for immunocompromised workers. 

Join AFSCME Maryland's GOTV Program

The election for President of the United States and our Congressional representatives makes a huge difference in Maryland’s ability to get needed federal aid for state-funded jobs and ensuring that benefits are preserved.  It’s not a time to sit on the sidelines – Council 3 has to get in the game and do its part.