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Wed Dec 16, 2020, 07:46 PM

Maryland Gov. Hogan grants previously negotiated 2% raise to state workers

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that about 76,000 executive branch and University System of Maryland employees will get scheduled raises on Jan. 1, after all.

The Republican governor had sought agreements with state employee unions to forego their previously negotiated raises and make other concessions, such as pay cuts and layoffs, due to the strain on the state budget from the recession induced by the coronavirus pandemic.

Two unions, representing state troopers and Maryland Transportation Authority police officers, agreed to concessions, including forgoing an earlier pay raise and allowances to pay for uniforms. Those cuts are now void.

The other state employee unions held out, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which is the largest state employee union.

Read more: https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-employee-raises-20201216-qod7zgxmy5asngjfmtkwlqeenm-story.html

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