News

President Edwards joins Senator Joanne Benson and AFSCME Local 112 members Deborah Graves-Lotson, Pam Richardson and Cherrish Vick at the AFSCME Council 3 Caravan Rally.  The rally was in support o

On May 13, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan  announced the beginning of Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which includes moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home publ

Postal workers are keeping our country moving and US economy working for us during this time of crisis - getting prescriptions delivered to people sheltering in place, making e-commerce possible and keeping families connected. It is the emergency distribution system when our country is in crisis.  

On Friday, April 24, Labor will be launching a new, one-stop unemployment insurance application to allow Marylanders to file claims for all unemployment programs entirely online. This includes the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, and those who were previously required to file by phone like federal employees, members of the military, individuals who have worked in multiple states, and those who have worked for more than 3 employers in the last 18 months. 

UFCW Local 400 members win their greivance.  This is just a small example of the big difference a union can make. Without a union, there is no guarantee that an employer would pay workers for time spent in screenings.   Read the full article here

This has been a month like no other in modern American history. We are in a war against an invisible virus that has required most people to stay home to fight it. With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs. Parents have a new appreciation for how complex and demanding teaching is, and for how teachers are helping their children continue learning, stay engaged and stay safe inside during this uneasy time.

Dear Sister and Brothers:

We are all doing our best. The labor movement is more important than ever in our history.

Your leadership, your tireless work is saving lives, keeping people safe, securing resources for your members and helping everyone navigate through this crisis. THANK YOU.

SURVIVING UNEMPLOYMENT

HOW TO SURVIVE COVID-19: CDC GUIDELINES

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.