Greetings, MCEA! First, let’s all express our warmest congratulations to those newly elected MCEA officers, from the statewide level to the council level, who have accepted the challenge of union leadership. This includes our new Supervisors Council—Supervisors United for Collective Bargaining. I am moved by all the new faces in leadership. That’s a sign of growth and progress for MCEA.
Additionally, I want to make our membership aware of the upcoming Professional Issues Conference, held by AFT Nurses and Health Professionals and AFT Public Employees
Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.
Our Constitution compels us to hold two Representative Assemblies every year.
On Saturday, April 29, 2023, MCEA will be holding its inaugural Spring Representative Assembly Meeting from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This will be a hybrid meeting, and members may attend remotely via Zoom or in person at Headquarters, 7127 Rutherford Road, Woodlawn, MD 21244 – register now! All active and retired members in good standing are encouraged to attend.
For this issue of The Buzz, I felt it was important to address our supervisor members and all those willing to fight for collective bargaining.
Supervisors in Maryland continue to face the same issues—low pay, high workload, no support. We supervise employees who are making as much as, or more, than us. We have no seat at the table to address workplace problems. We’re overworked and we’re underpaid.
And even though the legislators have heard these issues, they have refused to take the simple actions needed to give us a legitimate avenue to solve problems and win you the