At its December 16th meeting, the AFT-Maryland Legislative Committee identified three major areas on which it will focus during the 2014 Maryland legislative session. The committee agreed that the Maryland pension plan, workplace violence prevention, and the Correctional Officers Bill of Rights will be its primary areas of concentration.
Committee members and AFT-Maryland legislative advocates will monitor the pension contributions to state employee pension plan and advocate that the state contribute at least $300 million to the plan for the fiscal year.
Legislative activists also will promote the passage of a bill that creates a center for the collection of best practices on workplace violence prevention and will promote the passage of the bill of rights for correctional officers in Baltimore County.
AFT-Maryland legislative advocates also will monitor the legislature’s activities so that it can support or oppose as necessary those bills of interest to the federation and its members.
If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact Terence Cooper, Legislative Director at AFT-Maryland, (410) 764-3030 x204.