In a decision that surprised no one, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 27 ruled against working people and in favor of billionaires and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in public sector workplaces violates the First Amendment of the Constitution.
State retirees want answers, but the details from state officials seem sparse. That’s why MCEA convened a meeting among state retirees, legislators, and AFT-Maryland. President Linda Day oversaw a meeting where retirees brought their confusions and demands for clarity to the forefront.
Chapter #152 Retirees has postponed their quarterly meeting which was scheduled for March 7, 2018. The meeting has been rescheduled for March 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and will be held at MCEA Headquarters at 7127 Rutherford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244.
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that our dear member, Dr. Bill Anderson, has passed away. Dr. Anderson was truly a remarkable man. Dr. Anderson was one of the first African Americans to attend the Peabody Conservatory in the 1950s. He was an accomplished musician who played with such renowned entertainers such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Little Richard, Fats Domino, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, and gospel artist Jeff Majors. He is best known for his talent as a saxophone player, but played a variety of musical instruments.
The Area V Advisory Meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:
- Tuesday, March 13, 2018
- Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Both locations are to be determined.