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.


Bargaining Unit/Class Titles

Exclusive Bargaining Representative
and Negotiate​d MOUs​

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Signing

A - Labor and Trades​

AFSCME Maryl​and - American​ Federation of State, County and Municipal​ Employees​
AFSCME Side Letter - Vaccine Incentive

B - Administrative, Technical and Clerical

C - Regulatory, Inspection and License

D - Health and Human Services Non Professional​

E - Health Care Professionals​​

AFT - Healthcare Maryland 

AFT December 2021 Economic Reopener

​F - Social and Human Service Professionals

AFSCME Maryland - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

AFSCME Side Letter - Vaccine Incentive

​G - Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals


MPEC - Maryland Professional Employees Council​​​​​

​MPEC Amendment to MOU (Fiscal Year 2023)

​​H - ​Public Safety and Security

AFSCME/Teamsters ​​

AFSCME Side Letter - Vaccine Incentive​

​H - I.A.F.F.

BWI ​​I.A.F.F.​
Appendix A - Annual Salary Schedule

Appendix B - Pilot Promotional Recruitment & Testing Guidelines

BWI I.A.F.F. Side Letters​


​I - Sworn Police Officer

State Law Enforcement Officer's Labor Alliance  July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022

State Law Enforcement Officer's Labor Alliance  July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025



​J - MdTa Sworn Officer​

MD Transportation Authority Police #34​​​ 
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022

MD Transportation Authority Police #34​​ 
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2025​












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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

Administrative, technical and clerical unit

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

 

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