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Workers overwhelmingly choose to form their union with AFSCME Maryland

Bills include expansion of collective bargaining rights for state supervisory employees, library workers, and more

The city’s general government employees have spent the past year tirelessly organizing after the city charter was amended to allow for colle

BCCC staff, students, and community members gather together to protest president’s egregious compensation package despite declining enrollment and other issues

HoCo Library Workers United union would represent over 150 library workers throughout Howard County, Maryland

Howard County – Citing a need for a voice in the decision making process, more transparent communication, fair wages, more job protection, reasonable schedules, adequate staffing, and health and safety concerns, Howard County Library System workers are forming a union across all seven work locations, with AFSCME Maryland Council 3.

Housekeeping, facilities, administrative, and other university staff call attention to stressful working conditions and insufficient pay at university

Thousands of employees who have worked or currently work for Maryland’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) will receive a combined total of $13 million as a result of a federal Department of Labor investigation surrounding the illegal changing of timecards by the State, violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Nearly 80 museum workers at the Walters Art Museum have overwhelmingly voted to form their union with AFSCME Maryland Council 3. The election was conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) on Thursday, June 15th, 2023; workers voted 60 to 5 in favor of their union.
On Thursday, April 20, AFSCME Maryland Council 3, a union that represents thousands of Maryland state employees, held a virtual press conference to share the results of a report analyzing the dangerously low staffing levels at state correctional facilities across Maryland.
This year’s priorities are focused on three major areas: leveling the playing field between workers and management, improving working conditions, and building a better Maryland for workers and their families.
Today, AFSCME Maryland Council 3 reached an agreement with the State on wage increases for the coming year at the statutory deadline. Per the agreement, all state workers covered by an AFSCME contract who are eligible for a step increase will receive one in the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1, 2023. Depending on the position and agency, some state workers will receive additional pay increases and bonuses.