Local 500 SEIU

Local 500 of the Service Employees International Union represents more than 6,700 security, maintenance, clerical, transportation and food service employees in the Montgomery County, Md., school system.

Sixteen staffers, including an organizer, administrative employees, and field reps, are protected by a contract that is bargained and enforced by the Guild. WBNG and Local 500 management signed their first contract in 1995.

Local 500 SEIU Unit Negotiates Three 3 Percent Pay Hikes

WBNG members at Local 500 SEIU have ratified an agreement that provides 3 percent raises in each year of a three-year agreement that is effective retroactive to July 1. “The new contract includes improvements in health benefits,” said Unit Chair Ed Fortney, “as well as the introduction of successor language and language limiting how long […]

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Unit Facts - At a Glance

Unit Leadership Chair: Ed Fortney
Phone: 443-614-1678


Vice-Chair: Seth Deitz
Phone: 420-654-2426


Unit Address
901 Russell Avenue, #300
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Local Staff Representative Cet Parks Contracts & Documents Contract July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019