Hogan announces 4.5% COLA

Hogan heard you.

Effective November 1, 2022, all state employees will receive a 4.5% raise. Hogan announced this as part of an effort to recruit and retain state employees.

This is in addition to the COLAs previously agreed to for "non-represented employees," including an unspecified salary increment to be implemented in 2023.

 

MCEA Supervisors Council: Upcoming Meetings

On September 27, 2022, we held our first Supervisors Council meeting, bringing together supervisors from across Maryland to discuss our shared experiences and issues.

We are holding follow-up meetings. Join us by registering at the links below:

Union Victories @ Salisbury University

Salisbury University Maintenance Mechanics win backpay from unpaid shift differentials

A few maintenance mechanics were asked to cover a shift because of a vacant position and they were not paid their night shift differential as has been the practice for decades.

Sharing more pathways to student debt relief

As the landscape of student debt shifts, and more and more opportunities allow borrowers to have their debt relieved, the AFT is using every avenue to ensure that the word is out. In affiliate meetings, telephone town halls, media coverage and social media, the union is spreading the news, and at a student debt clinic at AFT headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, AFT President Randi Weingarten vowed to reach as many people as possible with information that could save them tens—and sometimes hundreds—of thousands of dollars.

Administrator's Report

Dear MCEA member,

Thank you for the work you do every day, and thank you for joining MCEA. Your dedication and your exceptional work have always been essential to your communities, but never more so than over the past two years. During this pandemic, you as public employees have kept your communities going - from public health to public safety.  Your value is immeasurable and your membership matters.

Filipino Solidarity Event Held at MCEA HQ

Labor solidarity and support for workers extends beyond the shores of the United States. International solidarity is a hallmark of AFT’s commitment to workers’ rights across the globe. AFT-Maryland and MCEA Local 1935 demonstrated that commitment by hosting a reception for labor activists touring the United States to promote workers’ rights, economic justice, and fair democracy in the Philippines. 
 
The event began with opening remarks from AFT-Maryland President Kenya Campbell who stressed the importance of worker solidarity. She laid out the state federation’s commitment to ... CLICK TO READ