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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.
On Tuesday, employees and union officials held a protest near the center to draw attention to what they said are unsafe conditions at the state residential facility for adults with developmental disabilities.
Employees at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown's West End said working conditions at the state-owned facility are so unsafe that they fear for their lives.
Amid contract negotiations, the union representing University of Maryland employees is fighting to eliminate their campus parking fees.
Patricia Watson, president of the union local that represents most non-nurse employees at Spring Grove, said security has deteriorated in the three years she’s worked at the hospital.
The union representing Maryland correctional officers is warning that staffing levels in state prisons are at dangerously low levels.
Members of the union representing correctional officers from across the state held a rally Saturday in Cumberland asking for more officers and better working conditions.
The union representing Maryland state correctional officers has a message for Gov. Larry Hogan: "No more excuses," either find the money to increase staffing in the state prisons, or something dangerous will happen.