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Sue Esty, legislative director for AFSCME Council 3, said the plan could hurt current state employees in an effort to save money.
There are more than 7,000 correction officers (COs) in Maryland, who staff more than 24 prison institutions. In light of the crisis at the Delaware prison, union leaders are now sounding the alarm.
Patrick Moran, president of the state workers' union AFSCME Council 3, roundly criticized the governor's proposal. He said creating a two-track system would hurt the state pension program and diminish workers' financial security as they age.
Patrick Moran, president of AFSCME Maryland Council 3, the largest labor union representing state workers, called Hogan’s legislation “an awful idea,” saying it would “destabilize” the pension system.
Faced with a half-billion-dollar budget gap, Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing to roll back several programs enacted to help Baltimore recover from the riots of 2015 and to freeze pay for state workers.
Turns out there is some pain in Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed spending plan after all.