Please contact Senators on the Senate Finance Committee to push for a
summer study of HB 27’s collective bargaining requirements on community
HB 27 has passed the House and is now in the Senate. MACo is
requesting a summer study of the collective bargaining requirements of
House Bill 27 / Senate Bill 363 in place of the legislation. In its
current form, HB 27 – Education – Community Colleges – Collective
Bargaining would require a “one size fits all” collective bargaining
process for every Maryland community college.
The move to collective bargaining outlined in the legislation could
create potentially unsustainable costs for counties, who necessarily
provide substantial funding for community colleges throughout Maryland.
Any major structural changes in community college administration,
including collective bargaining, must be implemented carefully.
A summer study will allow the General Assembly to evaluate
the administrative and fiscal effects of this legislation and
2016 Senate Finance Committee
MACo’s Testimony for HB 27
MACo Contact: Robin Clark Eilenberg, Research Director, MACo