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In 2014, AFT Healthcare-Maryland negotiated a Hiring & Retention Bonus for RNs in 24/7 facilities. When bonuses were due to be paid, the State imposed certain eligibility criteria which were never negotiated with the union. After three years of disputing the issue with the State, the union received a decision from the arbitrator on August 3rd.


[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"45246","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","style":"width: 100%; margin-top: 3px; margin-bottom: 3px;"}}]]Attention Healthcare workers! On Friday, May 5th, join the fight for safe and effective nurse to patient ratios! #NursesTakeDC is a nurse-driven movement to make safe nurse to patient ratios a reality for all nurses in the United States. This year, nurses will gather in Washington, DC for a National Rally to raise public awareness regarding the importance of safe nurse-to-patient ratios and to support pending legislation.


The AFT Healthcare-Maryland and the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) locals were in Annapolis on Monday, March 20th to once again lobby delegates and senators on important issues affecting state workers. The membership turned out in an effort to be their own advocates on important issues. The lobbying efforts, the third such one organized by AFT Healthcare-Maryland and MPEC this season, kept important state worker issues at the forefront of legislators’ minds. Members addressed lawmakers on everything from addressing PIN attrition and COLA increases to workplace safety and


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  • Basic financial literacy
  • Managing debt and credit
  • Retirement planning
  • Navigating the world of business ownership


MPEC and AFT Healthcare-Maryland gathered in Annapolis to once again call on the General Assembly and remind Governor Hogan to #InvestinMD. Members, staff, and leadership met with delegates and senators of the General Assembly to ensure they remember all of the indispensable services state employees provide for Marylanders.

While it is important that air quality be held to a safe and healthy standard, MPEC and AFT Healthcare-Maryland members reminded legislators that #SomeCutsDontHeal. Cuts to state employees amount to a cut in the high quality state service that Marylanders deserve. The unions


Join AFT Healtcare Maryland and MPEC members in Annapolis to speak directly to your representatives concerning issues affecting state employees. 

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Download Lobby Night Flyer Here: lobby_nights_flyer.pdf