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Feb 22, 2023

State workers’ prescription benefits law was not a contract, 4th Circuit rules

Current and retired Maryland employees have no contractual right to state prescription drug benefits that were once provided by law, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

Sep 30, 2021

Maryland union will seek veto override on bill to consolidate USM bargaining

The union representing Maryland state government workers Thursday announced a campaign to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill that would allow state university employees to bargain with the University System of Maryland’s chancellor rather than the presidents of individual institutions.  The bill aims to even what advocates say are discrepancies across USM institutions in areas [&hel[...]

Nov 30, 2016

About 30 Baltimore correctional officers protest lack of pay

BALTIMORE  — About 30 correctional officers in Baltimore have held a protest rally, because a new payroll system has disrupted their paychecks. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said Wednesday the walk out was in response to five consecutive pay periods in which workers were not paid or were underpaid. Richard Parker, […]

Nov 29, 2016

Union officials: Payroll problems continue for Md. government employees

Dozens of employees who are part of the state's largest government employee union have not received the right amount of base pay or overtime in two months.

Jul 13, 2016

Union takes issue with Md. parole, probation vacancies

Maryland's largest state employee's union is expected to plans to discuss what it calls a "severe staff shortages of parole and probation agents and support staff and the lack of hiring" at the agency at a time when it is preparing for expected larger caseloads.

Dec 10, 2015

Union plans to deliver message at Hogan party

The largest state employees union wants to negotiate with Gov. Larry Hogan and plans to deliver its message at a holiday reception and two other events today.

Dec 2, 2013

Laid-off state workers get no dibs on hiring

A civil-service union will seek to change Maryland law after the state’s top court ruled last week that state agencies need not reinstate laid-off workers when similar positions open up but can advertise to fill the vacant posts.

Aug 6, 2013

Union criticizes state over prison security threats

ANNAPOLIS — A union for Maryland correctional officers criticized state prison managers on Tuesday for failing to warn an officer who was stabbed only four days after officials were informed he was a target. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees released a letter from an inmate at the prison that was sent […]

Sep 17, 2012

O’Malley makes early stop as 2016 prospect

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a 2016 presidential prospect, began forging an early — and therefore tricky — path into presidential proving ground Iowa on Sunday. Appearing at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry, O’Malley dismissed the awkwardness that comes with trying to make a good first impression on Democratic activists in […]

Aug 23, 2012

Courthouse employees protest working conditions

Baltimore City Circuit Court employees represented by AFSCME Maryland rallied outside the Mitchell Courthouse on Wednesday to call on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to request funding to help the city improve long-standing health and safety concerns.

Jul 5, 2011

State unions to start collecting fees from nonmembers

Starting this month, all of the state’s employees who are represented by two labor unions will be paying a service fee to the unions, even if they are not members. The service fees authorized by a 2009 state law range from $161 to $388 a year. They were negotiated as part of the most recent […]

Mar 14, 2011

Union rally expected to draw thousands in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — The director of Maryland’s largest union for state employees says between 5,000 and 10,000 people are expected to attend a rally in Annapolis to protest pension changes. Patrick Moran, director of the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said participants in Monday evening’s rally will walk from […]

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