ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 2, 2011) – Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today following the overwhelming ratification of a new contract for Maryland state employees:
“Today’s ratification of a new contract for our state employees represents a step forward for our dedicated state employees as we come through this national recession.
“Over the last three years, state employees have made sacrifices to help us get through these trying times - identifying reductions and promoting efficiencies while sharing the burden of furloughs, temporary salary reductions, and the temporary loss of cost of living adjustments and step increases.
“I truly appreciate the dedication, patience, sacrifice, and ingenuity of our state employees as we have moved through these difficult years. Their invaluable service has helped us navigate these challenging times.”