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​


A - Labor and Trades​

AFSCME Maryl​and - American​ Federation of State, County and Municipal​ Employees​

AFSCME December 2022 Economic Reopener​

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

​​​AFT December 2022 Economic Reopener ​​

​F - Social and Human Service Professionals

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

AFSCME December 2022 Economic Reopener​

AFSCME Side Letter - Vaccine Incentive

​G - Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals

MPEC - Maryland Professional Employees Council​​​​​

​MPEC Amendment to MOU (Fiscal Year 2023)

MPEC Amendment to MOU (Fiscal Year 2024)

​​H - ​Public Safety and Security

AFSCME/Teamsters ​​

AFSCME December 2022 Economic Reopener​​​

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​


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 


Labor and trades unit

Administrative, technical and clerical unit

Regulatory, inspection, and licensure unit


Health and human service nonprofessional unit


Health care professionals unit


Social and human service professionals unit


Engineering, scientific, and administrative professionals unit


Public safety and security unit


Sworn police officers unit


Excluded - Supervisor


Excluded - Manager


Excluded - Agency Head


Excluded - Board or commission member


Excluded - Student


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


Excluded - Confidential


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