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For the first time, our contract covering 20,000 state employees in Units A, B, C, D, F, and H contains language allowing us to have five Chief Stewards!

It is with a heavy heart that the AFSCME Local 3661 Executive Board has to share this news of our fallen brother. Local 3661 continues to send prayers to the family, friends, and union brothers and sisters who are all impacted by this tragedy.

Annapolis — Today, AFSCME Maryland Council 3 members and leaders attended a signing ceremony with Governor Wes Moore to finalize a new three-year contract for state workers represented by AFSCME.

This signing represents the final step to formalize the contract after over 99% of eligible state employees represented by AFSCME voted in favor of ratifying the agreement in a mail ballot vote.

Overall, workers covered by this contract will receive pay increases ranging from 5% to upwards of 20%, depending on job class, agency, and years of service.

Great news! On February 15, 2024, AFSCME members ratified our new contract for state workers in Units A, B, C, D, F, and H in a sweeping vote.

Below are the results of the ratification vote:

Our union is finally looking more like the members we serve. We are proud to introduce a diverse Executive Board which represents all four of Maryland’s Community Corrections agencies (Division of Parole and Probation, Home Detention, Pretrial Release Services, and the Parole Commission). We are ready to bring in 2024 advocating for the changes we need. We need you to help write the narrative for Community Corrections!

Director Danner continues to make poor decisions regarding the Health and Safety of Members. Our Union made a formal request for the Division of Parole and Probation to end the unsafe practice of allowing members to wear “loaner ballistics vest”. Director Danner denied the request and has decided to disregard the health and safety risk created by allowing members to wear ballistic vests that aren’t tailored to them. President Robinson was able to reach out to Safariland at which time their representative indicated they would not recommend sharing a vest.

Hi my name is Brooke Lipscomb! I am an Agent with the Division of Parole and Probation. I have been with the agency since November 2022.

I am also a trustee for the amazing local 3661. I have been active in the union for a year now. I am also a member of the Labor Management committee. I became active in the union for many reasons but the most important is that I wanted to help others.


In order for our new contract to go into effect, each AFSCME bargaining unit must first ratify this tentative agreement! Mail ballots were sent out on Friday, January 26 to all state employees eligible to vote.

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