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AFSCME Sets Correctional Officer Shortage Rally For City Hall

October 5th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees today advised that a rally will be held this Saturday at Cumberland City Hall:

"Community members, elected officials, patient families, AFSCME Maryland members and correctional officers from other states will gather for a press conference Saturday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will demand action from Governor Hogan to address the conditions in many of the dangerously understaffed facilities in Washington County.

“Over the past two and a half years, Gov. Hogan has shown disrespect and negligence in his actions toward state employees and the Marylanders they serve. In Western Maryland, where there is a high concentration of state employees, the Hogan administration has short staffed state-run offices and institutions, putting employees and the public at risk,” said Jazzmen Knoderer, a spokeswoman for AFSCME Maryland.

"As assaults on staff, patients and inmates in correctional facilities and state hospitals continue to increase, AFSCME Maryland and community members will keep the pressure on Governor Hogan’s administration to fill vacancies impacting public services and safety across Maryland."

Who: Correctional Officers, Public Health Employees, Community Groups, Union Leadership and Elected Officials

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Where: Cumberland City Hall,  North Center Street,  Cumberland, MD 21502 (Between Frederick and Bedford Streets)


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