Dozens of Maryland state workers rallied in Ocean City last Saturday, protesting understaffed and underpaid working conditions throughout government institutions across the state. With their green shirts on and packets of info in hand, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Maryland (AFSCME) Council 3 gathered in the parking lot outside Ocean City's Convention Center, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to improve conditions. Some say the staffing crisis is a matter of life and death, becoming alarmingly common among many places like correctional facilities and state hospitals. "Tell Governor Hogan to provide us with services, with staffing, and of course, provide state employees with more salary increases," said Flo Jones, AFSCME's Secretary-Treasurer.
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