Council 3 Updates

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DBM announces new Smartwork Initiative featuring limited Loan Forgiveness Program

AFSCME demands expansion to ALL State

Strong Stewards, Strong workplaces

Our voices will not be heard unless we make them listen.

In the 1980s, I was living and going to school in Minnesota when women who worked for state government won a big victory. They got the state to increase the pay of women in “female dominated jobs” by passing a pay equity bill. In other words, they put a dent in the gender pay gap. As a student, I researched and wrote about the process of crafting, passing and implementing that legislation. And I learned something that I have never forgotten: the union made it happen. And not just any union. Our union: AFSCME. 

Our union gained more than 9,000 dues-paying members and nearly 19,000 dues-paying retirees in the last year, suggesting that billionaires and corporations are failing in their effort to “defund and defang” public service unions.

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On the Agenda: 

Workers in Missouri and New Mexico have chalked important victories against anti-worker laws that would have robbed them of their voices and the right to bargain collectively.

In Missouri, two separate anti-worker measures, HB 1413 and SB 1007, were halted by state courts last week.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th, weather predictions are calling for snow and ice starting in the morning into the early afternoon. At this time, no announcement has been made regarding a State of Emergency or closure of any state agencies. In preparation for inclement weather, please stay safe and Know Your Rights if you are working.

Will you settle for less?

THIS LEGISLATIVE SEASON, WE REFUSE TO SETTLE FOR LESS BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WE SERVE ARE COUNTING ON US!
 
Governor Hogan has proposed a 3% COLA for July of 2019.
• In 3 of the last 4 budgets submitted by Governor Hogan, there were NO step increases.
• The State of Maryland has a SURPLUS of over $500 million.

LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

At the AFSCME Volunteer Member Organizer Rise Up conference, VMOs from around the country attended skill-building training sessions and visited Nevada state employees to share the vision of improving the quality of public services and the lives of those who provide those services.