This Just In: Administrative law judge decries Hogan’s attempt to violate constitutional rights of largest state employee’s union and employees
The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings has delivered a significant victory to AFSCME Maryland in ruling on competing unfair labor practice complaints filed by the union and the Hogan Administration in relation to negotiations in 2018. Administrative Law Judge Brian P. Weeks dismissed the Hogan Administration’s complaint and upheld AFSCME’s complaints that the Administration interfered with the union’s rights. “The ground rules at issue in this case strike at the heart of a union’s constitutional and statutory right to speak, to think, to communicate, to organize, to petition,” the ALJ said in summing up the Administration’s misconduct. “Governor Hogan and his Administration need to follow the law and treat hardworking state employees with the dignity and respect they deserve,” said AFSCME Maryland President Patrick Moran. Read more here.