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Over 100 union members call for improved safety protocols, safer staffing levels, and accountability from state leaders during rally outside Catonsville District Court

Contract contains 6% in pay raises, increased shift differentials and pay premiums, additional benefits, and expanded workplace rights

On Tuesday, Baltimore city residents made their voices heard in support of pro-worker candidates to lead the city. We congratulate Mayor Brandon Scott for winning the Democratic nomination for Mayor, Zeke Cohen for winning the Democratic nomination for City Council President, and Bill Henry for winning the Democratic nomination for City Comptroller.

Today, Governor Wes Moore signed HB 260/SB 192 (State Personnel - Collective Bargaining - Supervisory Employees) into law in a bill signing ceremony attended by dozens of AFSCME members. This legislation allows over 5,000 supervisors employed by the State of Maryland to now collectively bargain. 

Open seat is critical for Southeast Baltimore; endorsement adds to existing list of endorsements by AFSCME Maryland

Legislation that contains largest expansion of collective bargaining rights in past decade now heads to Governor’s desk

Annapolis – In the final week of the 446th Session of Maryland’s General Assembly, AFSCME Maryland celebrated the passage of a number of important bills that are now headed to the Governor’s desk. These bills include:

Employees deliver letter and public comments urging mayor and town commissioners to consider amendments to anti-worker labor code

Elkton — Today, over 20 employees who work for the Town of Elkton urged Elkton Mayor Robert Alt and town commissioners to adopt amendments to a proposed labor code for town employees at their Wednesday meeting.

State’s largest union for city, county, and state employees endorses Brandon Scott for Mayor, Zeke Cohen for City Council President, and Bill Henry for City Comptroller

Baltimore — On Thursday, March 21, AFSCME Maryland announced endorsements for the following Baltimore City offices:

Annapolis — Today, AFSCME Maryland Council 3 members and leaders attended a signing ceremony with Governor Wes Moore to finalize a new three-year contract for state workers represented by AFSCME.

This signing represents the final step to formalize the contract after over 99% of eligible state employees represented by AFSCME voted in favor of ratifying the agreement in a mail ballot vote.

Overall, workers covered by this contract will receive pay increases ranging from 5% to upwards of 20%, depending on job class, agency, and years of service.