Local 1072 - UMD College Park

Several AFSCME members were interviewed for this Washington Post story, including one of our RF housekeepers who was hospitalized with COVID-19. This is precisely why are we are fighting for more t

From the AFL-CIO comes this common-sense plan for reopening the economy while protecting worker safety:

The novel coronavirus has caused an unprecedented crisis for our nation. More residents are filing for unemployment than ever before. Families now have to plan three meals a day and become teachers for their children. Maryland’s public employees are on the frontline of responding to the growing needs of our community members and neighbors. We have continued to work throughout the pandemic. Now, as the State of Maryland is planning their budget for the next year, they have turned their eyes to cut from already overworked frontline employees.  

The Hogan Administration wants to “thank you” by asking us to take a pay cut. No pay raise this year. Pay more for health insurance. And maybe even lose your job.

WE NEED YOU TO CALL AND WRITE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS NOW

The Hogan Administration wants to balance the COVID-19 budget deficits on the backs of state employees. They're going to go to the Board of Public Works July 1st to ask for these cuts in pay and jobs. We need to tell the Board of Public Works “NO!”

By law, the Board of Public Works has the unique ability to cut funding from the state budget when the General Assembly is out of session. The Hogan Administration is going to be asking the Board for hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts from state employees. We need to stop it.

WE NEED YOU TO CALL AND WRITE THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS NOW

1.Call and write Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, State Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Treasurer Nancy Kopp. Send a letter today by going here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/calling-on-the-board-of-public-works-fund-the-frontline

2. Call Comptroller Peter Franchot right now and urge him to VOTE NO on any cuts to frontline state employees. Comptroller Franchot is a key vote of the three officials on the Board of Public Works and could be the deciding swing vote on letting these cuts happen.

Call today: (410) 260-7801

Call today: (410) 260-7801

Call today: (410) 260-7801

More information soon. Shop stewards, please contact your field representative or local president to find out urgent next steps.

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