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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

Patrick Moran is president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which has been outspoken on the need in the state for more available beds for mental health patients.
Legislation sponsored last spring by Del. Mike McKay, R-Washington/Allegany, required Maryland's Division of Corrections and the union representing prison staff to perform a joint analysis of staffing needs throughout the state by Oct. 31.
Fact-finders brought into collective bargaining talks between the state and its employee unions have recommended wage increases for the union members — and rejected the Hogan administration’s proposal to make raises contingent upon the state exceeding revenue projections.
Students and union workers represented by AFSCME Local 1072 unfurled two banners during a rally at the University of Maryland College Park campus last Friday, demanding higher pay and an end to parking fees.
Following a proposed increase to campus parking fees, University of Maryland union representatives led a demonstration above Stamp Student Union's food court Friday
This week, hundreds of union members and labor activists met in Baltimore for the 31st Biennial Convention of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO. Highlighting the event was the official election of the organization’s first-ever woman president, Donna S. Edwards.
The officers reportedly broke up a fight at about 2 p.m. between two inmates in the dining hall area. A male officer suffered two puncture wounds while a female officer experienced breathing problems, officials said. The two inmates also received injuries from a homemade weapon.
The executive branch of Maryland’s state government needs to fill 1,200 vacancies and create another 1,200 new positions to carry out essential functions, legislative analysts have concluded.