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AFSCME Maryland State Workers Win Big in Legislative Session

Through AFSCME Strong organizing, state workers in Maryland secured new salary increases, job protections and benefits, including a 6% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the next fiscal year.

AFSCME Staff |

AFSCME Retirees Gained 100% Support for Retiree Rx Plan from MD Senate; House is Next

“The bottom line is that this elimination of benefits would be unaffordable to some retirees and confusing to many."

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Maryland Retirees Call on the Governor to Keep the State’s Promise to Them

“It is of a moral imperative that Governor Hogan act now to protect the dignity of the thousands of Marylanders who dedicated their lives and careers to public service.”

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

MD Behavioral Health Workers Organize to Save Jobs, Block Unfair Relocation

Maryland behavioral health care workers banded together and successfully fought a proposal to relocate their jobs.

Katie Moy-Santos |

Council 3 Fights for Safe Staffing in the Department of Juvenile Services After Riot

AFSCME Council 3 is fighting for additional staffing at juvenile detention facilities throughout Maryland following a violent episode at a Frederick County facility.

Katie Moy-Santos |

AFSCME Retiree to Congress: 'Hands off my Medicare, Hands off my Social Security'

An AFSCME retiree has a powerful message for Congress: Don’t mess with Medicare or Social Security.

Omar Tewfik |

AFSCME Maryland Leads Fight Against ‘Public Health Crisis’

AFSCME is fighting for expanded mental health services in Maryland despite being chronically understaffed.

David Kreisman, Raju Chebium |

Slashing Medicaid Would Devastate In-Home Care Patients and Providers

For 5 million Americans who receive home care and for the AFSCME members who provide that vital service, cuts and caps to Medicaid would have devastating consequences.

Omar Tewfik |

Activists Share Ideas, Develop Best Practices to Strengthen AFSCME

At the first of many planned AFSCME activist exchanges, 18 activists shared ideas and strategies to strengthen our union.

Ashley Jenkins and Raju Chebium |

Making the Case in MD: VMOs Engage and Succeed

A recent Volunteer Member Organizing blitz in western Maryland succeeded in converting at least 130 fee payers into full members.

Pete Levine |

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Gets Harder When the Boss Doesn’t Pay You Right

Shortchanging Maryland state workers will cost the boss. Read on to find out more.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Maryland Governor Merits Just One Star

AFSCME Council 3 gives Gov. Larry Hogan a one-star review.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

In Maryland, AFSCME Strong Secured an Anti-Outsourcing Victory

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have thought to ask Manisha Patel how she felt about her job before he tried to outsource it to a private contractor.

Olivia Sandbothe, Namita Waghray & Pablo Ros |

Maryland Members in Tough Budget Fight

AFSCME Maryland Council 3 members were able to restore step raises in this year’s budget, but they will face fights over proposed job cuts and outsourcing of state services.

Michael Byrne |

After 66 Years on the Job, No Worries

The longest-serving state employee in Maryland is about to retire, but don’t ask him about his retirement plans. After 66 years on the job as staff photographer for the State Highway Administration, Tim Hyman says he doesn’t have any.

Pablo Ros |

Maryland Workers Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget

More than 500 workers from every corner of Maryland converged on the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to take away a pay raise from workers and drastically cut essential programs.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |