Annapolis, MD – The County’s Board of Education has approved a one-year agreement for the fiscal year 2020 with the American Federation Of State, County, and Municipal Employees also known as Local 1693 AFSCME.

The bargaining unit represents school system facilities, transportation, and food personal employees.

The agreement which was approved by Local 1693 AFSCME members on May 25, 2019, will be funded in the operating budget proposed by County Executive Steuart Pittman, now being considered by the County Council.

The negotiated agreement provides the following and will expire on June 30, 2020. It is contingent on adequate funding being appropriated by the County Council in the 2020 Fiscal year budget.

  • One full step increase to all eligible Unit III employees.
  • A 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment to all Unit III employees.
  • A back step for all eligible Unit III employees who were in Unit III in the 2008-2009 school year, have not changed bargaining units or have changed units without an appropriate placement on the salary scale per a bargaining unit agreement, and have not reached the top of the salary scale.
  • A back step for all eligible Unit III employees who were in Unit II in the 2009-2010 school year, have not changed bargaining units or have changed units without an appropriate placement on the salary scale per a bargaining unit agreement, and have not reached the top of the salary scale.