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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

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

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.

Workers overwhelmingly choose to form their union with AFSCME Maryland

Howard County — Over 200 library workers at the Howard County Library System have overwhelmingly voted to form their union with AFSCME Maryland Council 3. The election was conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) over a four-day vote period from Monday, February 12 through Thursday, February 15. Workers voted 151-19 in favor of their union. 

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 collective bargaining.

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.