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After collecting responses from over 200 non-supervisor OPD workers, the Maryland Defenders Union Organizing Committee compiled the responses into a platform of issues that we will be speaking on and fighting for going forward. This platform is a reflection of us as a whole - core staff, social workers, and lawyers alike - joined in solidarity for a better workplace.

While we may have some differences in the details, these are our core priorities as the Maryland Defenders Union.

Read the platform points below, and sign your name to support this important achievement for us as a union of workers fighting for our clients and ourselves!


The Maryland Defenders Union Platform:

  1. Ensure the safety of our clients and their family members.
  2. Ensure the safety of front-line OPD workers and their family members.
  3. Demand more assertive action by OPD management regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Require more transparency around what OPD is doing, and will continue to do, to accomplish the above three goals.