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

AFSCME Members to Testify in Front of Maryland Legislature

At the next Personnel Subcommittee Briefing held by the Maryland Legislature, AFSCME Council 3 members will testify. Make sure to tune in on Wednesday, December 16th at 2pm via youtube livestream. Watch here:  https://youtu.be/DhnazU4n6iw

Preparing for Legislative Session 2021

The year 2020 may be coming to a close (thank goodness!) but December for AFSCME Council 3 means preparing for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly legislative session.  On Friday, December 4 the Council’s Executive Board approved the union’s formal legislative agenda for next year.  The agenda is split into three broad categories: collective bargaining rights; health and safety; and coalition wo

Updated List of COVID-19 Testing Sites Statewide

In light of the increasing number of positive cases of COVID-19, AFSCME Council 3 is reminding all members to stay safe, wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

December Virtual Regional AFSCME Meetings

Join our upcoming virtual Regional AFSCME Meeting for December. All AFSCME members are invited to join by RSVPing to the meeting closest to you. Each meeting will have an update on the latest session of negotiations, our ongoing campaign for health and safety in state workplaces and planning to win the fights ahead.

Urge Governor Hogan to Order ALL State Agencies Follow His Mandatory Telework Order

On November 10th, last Tuesday, in response to rapidly rising coronavirus numbers Governor Hogan increased statewide restrictions including announcing mandatory telework for all state workers. As of this week ending November 20th, Maryland has recorded a third new record for largest one-day increase of coronavirus cases.

Sign up for the November Virtual Regional AFSCME Meetings

RSVP today for an upcoming Regional AFSCME Meeting. In light of the ongoing pandemic, all regional meetings will be held over zoom to encourage participation. We have many important updates about upcoming negotiations, the fight for healthy and safe workplaces and the state of the budget given the recently improved Board of Revenue Estimate numbers. 

Read the Latest Update on State Negotiations and Take the Bargaining Survey
AFSCME's elected bargaining team has begun the process of negotiating with the State of Maryland for our Memorandum of Understanding. As a reminder, you can read the update using the log in information at the top of the most recent newsletter. This update is intended for members of AFSCME Maryland's bargaining unit only.

Outbreak at Largo MVA Prompts AFSCME Local 3655 Members to Speak Out

Last week, there was a COVID outbreak at the MVA branch office in Largo, Maryland. Up to five, AFSCME Council 3 members have been infected and one employee has died after contracting the virus at the workplace.  AFSCME has demanded to bargain about this emergency and the Hogan administration has refused. These members are in daily contact with the general public because of the vital services we provide.