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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:

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

MCEA and AFT-Maryland welcome union leaders from the Philippines

AFT-Maryland Welcomes Mylene Cabalona, President of BPO Industries Employees Union (BIEN) of the Philippines

Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at MCEA Headquarters at 6pm for a reception and meet-and-greet with Mylene Cabalona, President of BIEN. BIEN captured the attention of the US labor movement when they refused to scab for Verizon during the Communication Workers of America's 2016 strike. 

MCEA joins with the Poor Peoples Campaign March & Caravan

This Friday, June 17th, at 10am, MCEA and AFT-Maryland will be joining the opening rally of the Poor Peoples March and Caravan from Baltimore to DC.

 

When: Friday, June 17, 10am to 12pm

Where: Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore, MD 21202

What: Opening Rally of the Poor Peoples March & Caravan

Harford County Site Visits - Week of May 23, 2022

MCEA representatives will be visiting Harford County worksites on a regular basis moving forward. It is crucial that we stay connected so that we can meet our goals: a workplace that is fair and respectful. We spend more than a third of our daily lives at work--let's make it a good experience!

MTA Sergeants and Supervisors Discuss Collective Bargaining Needs

Collective bargaining is essential to every workplace. Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) sergeants and supervisors know this, and following their hard-fought legislative victory for collective bargaining during the 2022 Maryland General Assembly, those workers came together to map out a plan for effective bargaining. Gathering at the MCEA headquarters on Saturday morning, workers collaborated on ideas and needs to bring to the table when bargaining with their employer.

Sergeants and supervisors traded stories about a number of issues and the way those issues impact workers’ ability to...
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