Members, the country as a whole is experiencing a rather unique situation, the seriousness of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached global proportion and people from all walks of life have been effected in some way or fashion. It is the responsibility of the BOD (Board of Directors) to look out for members health and safety. Therefore, the BOD has agreed to postpone the MCEA convention scheduled for April 18, 2020 until further notice.
As President of the Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA) it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the MCEA Website. Since 1935 MCEA has advocated for and has improved the quality of life in the workplace for countless State, County and Municipal employees throughout the State of Maryland. MCEA became affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in October of 2010. We now stand with our new family of union brothers and sisters which boast 1.5 million members nationwide.
It is with a heavy heart and saddened spirit that I share with you the passing of Whitt Nottingham, husband of Laura Nottingham and associate member of MCEA Chapter 75. Whitt passed away on June 16, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was 69 years old. Whitt has been ill for some time, receiving care from hospitals and rehabilitation centers but spent the majority of his time at home under the care of Laura and her daughter Laurelle with the support of home health nurses. We will miss him greatly. I know you will keep Laura and her whole family in prayer.
Funeral services have been entrusted to March Funeral Home. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the services will be televised by Zoom. I hope you all stay well, and be safe.
I share everyone’s fear and concern about the COVID-19 also known as the coronavirus. I remain in contact with state and local authorities and will pass along any updates pertaining to our work. Beyond our professional concerns, I want to stress concern for the welfare of each and every one of our members and your families.
This pandemic is something that’s not been seen in many of our lifetimes. However, I’m confident if we follow the directions of health care professionals, we will collectively and safely overcome the coronavirus.
MCEA remains available to respond to your questions and concerns. You can reach out to us by phone: 410.298.8800, or you can reach me by email: email@example.com.
Please take care of yourself, your families, and your co-workers during this trying time, and contact MCEA if any workplace issues arise.
MCEA has finalized contract negotiations with the University Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and became effective January 1, 2020.
Ms. Geraldine Bowman, long time MCEA member was called home on December 7, 2019. Ms. Bowman was an active participant in Chapter 13 for well over 40 years. Her knowledge and wisdom will be surely missed.
POSTPONED [LINK] A Special Convention, of MCEA DElegates, will be held at the AFT faciliies, 5800 Metro Drive, Suite 100, Baltimre, MD 21215 on Saturday April 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM forte purpose of considering he 2020 bylaw revision and electing:
2. Vice President
5 Four Directors
AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator Todd Reynolds led a meeting at MCEA headquarters to inform retired members of the most recent updates the state retiree prescription drug benefit issue. With the case still in court, there is not a clear resolution to explain to members at this point.
MCEA is always hard at work for our members. One of the ways the union seeks to serve members is by fighting for them in matters of dispute between a member and an employer. The union is happy to tell the story of one worker who had the union come to their aid in their time of need. The member’s name has been withheld to maintain and protect their privacy.