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

After 5 years of organizing, AFSCME local 1885 at Morgan State has won its biggest victories.  This week, the Morgan State Board of Regents passed a policy that would make all remaining contractual employees State, giving them benefits for the first time. 

AFSCME Council 3 members in AFSCME Local 1535 from the Department of General Services won safety enhancements by fighting together! Security Officers were concerned about the lack of safety for staff working at the entrance of 500 N. Calvert St. 

After a long and difficult pandemic year, our AFSCME members in Higher Education are eager to bring back students this fall. Currently, our locals are engaging with the University System of Maryland to ensure safe campus reopening’s this August. We think the voices of parents, students, alumni, and all staff should be included when campuses are making these decisions on how to safely reopen.

Take action today to protect your pension and support Jamaal Craddock for the Board of Trustees for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. As a member of the Board of Trustees, Jamaal will be a voice at the table to protect our pension! Vote to re-elect Jamaal to serve his second term.

June 2021 Update

The statewide pay grievance continues to go forward this week after extensive delays being processed by the Office of Administrative Hearings. This month we received motions to dismiss our grievances from the state and we are working on our response to these motions. The state is pretending that all state offices and buildings were fully open the entire time of the pandemic.

Earlier this month, AFSCME Council 3 made an agreement with management at the University of Baltimore (UB) to raise the minimum wage on campus to $15/hr.

Thirty employees at UB will receive an increase to make at least $15/hr start July 1st. Current staff working at UB will see an increase based on years of service. Read the Signed Agreement here: https://www.afscmemd.org/system/files/signed_afscme_wage_side_letter.pdf

Friday, May 28 was not a very good day for workers, mass transit, health, and safety nor government transparency and accountability.  Governor Larry Hogan ensured this by vetoing some of the most important legislation to come out of the 2021 General Assembly session, including bills that were AFSCME-supported.