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What unions do


In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times  column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.

Jan/Feb 2023

Administrator's Report

It’s a new year, and it’s the same struggle for fairness, dignity, and respect; we face the new year with a determination to make it our best on record.

What can we do to have the best year possible? We need stronger contracts, and more members who are active. The old saying goes that we spend a third of our lives at work. If we are united and organized in our union, we have so much power to make that third of our lives better.

We hit the ground running. We are at the bargaining table fighting for Salisbury University employees, Harford County employees, and our


MCEA supervisors: Tell us about YOU! Click through to fill out this survey.

How can we better serve you at work? Supervisors need a voice in policy and operational decisions--we're on the frontlines, we know our employees, and we know our jobs. So let's dig into what we can improve.


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Constitution and Bylaws


Of the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc.







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  1. Name: This organization shall be known as the Maryland Classified Employees Association, AFT Local 1935, hereinafter referred to as “MCEA” or “the Union”, which shall be organized into Councils made up of public employees throughout Maryland.
  2. Affiliation: MCEA shall be affiliated with and participate actively in the American Federation of Teachers