Strikes and shutdowns

In Los Angeles, UTLA members took to the picket lines because their schools are starved of resources. In Washington, D.C., President Trump has shut down the government to secure his border wall. In her monthly New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes that when our elected leaders fail, whether by not funding public schools or by shutting down services that provide for our safety, they strike at the very heart of what makes us a democratic republic. Read the full column.

Retirees Prescription Coverage May Be Ending

ATTENTION STATE RETIREES! 
ACTION REQUIRED!
YOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE MAY BE ENDING IN 2019

If you are a Medicare-eligible Maryland State Retiree, you must elect a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan for 2019. Or, if you are a State Retiree and have Medicare-Eligible dependents on your plan, they must elect a Part D plan for 2019.

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D coverage for 2019 is from October 15, 2018 to December 7, 2018.

Click here to read more from MCEA's insurance administrator R.K.Tongue and for information about Part D Enrollments.

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MCEA members meet over prescription drug plan changes

Members of the Maryland Classified Employees Association held a rally at their Woodlawn headquarters requesting lawmakers call a special session to [reconsider moving the retiree’s prescription drug plan to the Medicare Part D program next year.] Union leadership said the switch is going to be cost-prohibitive for many retirees living on fix

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Harford County Contract Negotiations

The Maryland Classified Employees Association is pleased to announce that contract negotiations with Harford County Government have been successfully ratified by the parties. The new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) became effective on July 1, 2018 and will remain in effect until June 30, 2019.

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Rally for Retirees

MCEA will hold a Rally for Retirees which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The rally will begin at 6:00 p.m. at MCEA headquarters, 7127 Rutherford Rd., Baltimore MD 21244.

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