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Workers took their fight for collective bargaining rights to the Maryland State House and won big in 2020

Originally published at AFSCME.org

The movement to secure collective bargaining rights for all Maryland workers has taken a big step forward.

La Plata, Charles County, Maryland – The workers who provide Charles County, Maryland with excellent public services have won a major victory in their drive to form a labor union. Today the County Commissioners have agreed to a labor peace agreement with county employees. The agreement outlines the rights of workers and the county to ensure essential county services remain intact while Charles County becomes a healthier, safer, and more rewarding place to work.

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After weeks of lobbying in Annapolis giving testimony, and phone calls being made by the Charles County Organizing Committee, a bill authorizing collective bargaining rights for Charles County public employees has passed in the Maryland Legislature. Workers in Charles County now have the right to form a union.

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