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Collective Bargaining in Maryland

Approximately 30,000 Maryland State employees have collective bargaining rights. This means that organizations certified as the exclusive bargaining representative are entitled to negotiate with the Governor or his designee(s) regarding wages, hours, and working conditions on behalf of bargaining unit employees.

The current exclusive bargaining representatives and their respective bargaining units are listed below. 
(Prior year's collective bargaining information

 

Bargaining Unit

Unit Name/Class Titles

Exclusive Bargaining Representative
and Negotiated MOUs

Ceremonial Signing of Agreements

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A Labor and Trades AFSCME Maryland - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (577K)
     410-547-1515 (Office)

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Appendix B -  Emergency Release Procedure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Administrative, Technical and Clerical
C Regulatory, Inspection and License
D Health and Human Services Non Professionals
E Health Care Professionals AFT -Healthcare Maryland (266K)    
     410-645-3062 (Office)

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F Social and Human Service Professionals AFSCME Maryland - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (577K)     410-547-1515 (Office)

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G Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals MPEC - Maryland Professional Employees Council (259K)     410-645-3062 (Office)

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H Public Safety and Security AFSCME /Teamsters (585K)
     410-547-1515 (Office)

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I.A.F.F I.A.F.F (133K)
BWI Firefighters Side Letter
BWI Firefighters Amendment to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) May 3, 2011
410-859-7500 (Office)

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I Sworn Police Officer The State Law Enforcement Officers' Labor Alliance (763)
     410-897-0048 (Annap.)
     410-269-0640 (Balto.)
 

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J​ ​MdTA Sworn Police Officer
443-790-4592​
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Collective Bargaining Unit Status Codes:

The letter code is preceded by a “Y” when the employee is included in bargaining and with an “N” when the employee is excluded from bargaining.

Examples of position bargaining unit status:
YA Employee is included in bargaining unit A
NS Employee is excluded from bargaining due to the supervisory duties assigned to the position

 

A

   Labor and trades unit

B

   Administrative, technical and clerical unit

C

   Regulatory, inspection, and licensure unit

D

   Health and human service nonprofessional unit

E

   Health care professionals unit

F

   Social and human service professionals unit

G

   Engineering, scientific, and administrative professionals unit

H

   Public safety and security unit

I

   Sworn police officers unit

S

   Excluded - Supervisor

M

   Excluded - Manager

T

   Excluded - Agency Head

U

   Excluded - Board or commission member

W

   Excluded - Student

X

   Excluded - Used by agency(s) excluded by exec order

Z

   Excluded - Confidential

 

Updated 4/2014