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AFSCME Maryland Council 67 rallied in Annapolis to support Governor O’Malley’s initiative to raise the minimum wage. Maryland’s minimum wage is currently just $7.25 per hour, roughly $15,000 per year for a full time employee. …

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Maryland Home Care, Child Care Providers Remain Resolute in Face of Supreme Court Ruling

Baltimore, July 1 – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday on Harris Vs. Quinn, Glenn Middleton, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee (AFSCME) Council 67, said that no court decision will weaken the resolve of home care workers, child care providers and consumers from fighting for quality care for seniors, children and people with disabilities. AFSCME Council 67 represents over 400 Home care employees.

“Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Harris Vs. Quinn was indeed an attack on working families, but it did not hand anti-worker extremists the victory they hoped for,” said Middleton.
“Our union has fought together to build a home care system here in Maryland that has benefited workers and consumers by providing professional training, increased wages and affordable care.”

Vickie Beard, a Homecare provider who takes care of three young men – two of whom are her sons – says that it is time to for Homecare workers to organize. “I run a critical care unit out of my home,” she said. “Programs negotiated by the union in our collective bargaining agreement keep my sons from going into a nursing home. Without my voice at the table, that’s what would happen, and that’s one of the reasons why homecare workers must pull together because alone we have no voice.” Beard is also president of AFSCME Local 406.

Today, AFSCME Council 67 is more resolute than ever that joining together is the best way for care providers to ensure quality care for seniors and people with disabilities who want nothing more than to live independently at home.

50,000 Stronger
50,000 Stronger

The bigger we are, the stronger we are. When we speak as one, our jobs improve, public services improve — our communities improve.
We cannot afford to stand still. The attacks on public services and the …

Upcoming Event: AFSCME 41st International Convention

AFSCME 41st International Convention
Date: Mon., Jul. 14 – Fri., Jul. 18, 2014
Location: Chicago, IL
Event Type: Convention

Annual Night in Annapolis

MONDAY MARCH 24TH 2014
LAWYERS MALL
COLLEGE AVE. AT ROWE BLVD
6:00 P.M.
BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR AFSCME GREEN!

AFSCME Supports Raising Minimum Wage

MARYLAND NEEDS A RAISE - AFSCME Maryland Council 67 rallied in Annapolis Monday Feb 1st to support Governor O’Malley’s initiative to raise the minimum wage. Maryland’s minimum wage is currently just $7.25 per hour, roughly $15,000 per …

AFSCME LOBBY NIGHT

AFSCME LOBBY NIGHT IN ANNAPOLIS
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT JAN 27TH – MAR 24TH
* SPEAK WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS ABOUT ISSUES IMPORTANT TO YOU!
* SUPPORT RAISE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN!
* STOP JOB CUTS IN BALTIMORE CITY!!

AFSMCE Maryland Council 67 Mourns the Loss of Brother Jim Bestpitch

For Immediate Release January 15, 2014
Baltimore, MD – AFSCME Council 67 mourns the loss of our dear brother Jim Bestpitch. Bestpitch, 62 was a Senior Staff Representative for AFSCME Maryland Council 67 for over 15 …

RAISE MARYLAND’S MINIMUM WAGE!
RAISE MARYLAND’S MINIMUM WAGE!

We are fighting for a progressive bill!

Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016
Index the minimum wage to the cost of living
Boost the pay of tipped workers from 50 to 70percent of the minimum wage

JOIN …

AFSCME Next Wave Co-sponsors 5th Annual Toy Drive
AFSCME Next Wave Co-sponsors 5th Annual Toy Drive

AFSCME Next Wave is co-sponsoring the 5th Annual Toy Drive at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD from 6-9pm along with Zion Baptist Church. We will be collecting toys for children ages newborn to …

AFSCME’s Saunders: “It’s Time for Governing to Take Precedence over Partisan Posturing”

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Contact: Chris Fleming, 202-429-1145
Misguided Vendetta-Fueled Agenda to Repeal Affordable Care Act Must Be Stopped
Washington, DC —
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today regarding the federal government shutdown.
“Radical tea-party Republicans pushed this …

AFSCME Women Gather in Denver to Strategize, Get Active and Get Inspired
AFSCME Women Gather in Denver to Strategize, Get Active and Get Inspired

They came to be inspired, and they inspired each other.
Nearly 800 women AFSCME members gathered at our National Women’s Conference this past weekend in Denver to learn from one another, develop new skills, and strategize …

Happy Labor Day AFSCME!
Happy Labor Day AFSCME!

On behalf of the officers and members of the AFSCME Maryland Council 67, we honor the hard-working men and women whose sacrifices built this great nation. Thanks for keeping our Union strong!
Labor Day is …

STAND UP Baltimore’s Families First!
STAND UP Baltimore’s Families First!

City Council is considering a bill that will advance the Mayor’s plan to give tax breaks to the ultra-rich at the expense of the working-class families and the vital services they use in Baltimore.
We need …

In the Fight for Justice – It Is Time to Stand Our Ground

Washington, DC — AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement today after the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial:
“AFSCME is calling for the Justice Department to immediately conduct an investigation into the civil rights …