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MCEA Staff Attorney position

The Maryland Classified Employee Association is announcing a request for resume for the position of Staff Attorney. The salary for Staff Attorney is between $86,971—$115,960, commensurate with experience, and offers benefits equivalent to State of Maryland public employees.

MCEA Convention: Remote Attendance and Voting

Good afternoon MCEA,

Remote Attendance

Due to ongoing concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, MCEA is implementing a Remote option for attending our Convention on January 29, 2022.


You will only receive the log-in information if you are registered. If attending by Zoom, you do not need to pay the registration fee.

Celebrating student loan relief

“It was like waking up and learning you won the lottery.” That’s just one of the comments flooding the AFT offices from members who are elated to be free of student debt at last. After relentless advocacy, including an AFT lawsuit against former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was so broken is finally doing what it is supposed to do: delivering relief from student debt for thousands of borrowers. So far, $6.2 billion in student debt has been forgiven for 100,000 public service workers like teachers, nurses and professors.

Public Employee Labor Union Expresses Sympathy on Sudden Death of Senator Paul Sarbanes

Woodlawn, Maryland:  On behalf of the retired and active public employee members of the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., I would like to express our heartfelt condolences over the passing of Senator Paul Sarbanes.  Senator Sarbanes, through his birth in Salisbury, education in the Ivy League, and life in Baltimore, served Maryland for thirty years in the United States Senate and was a tireless fighter for our nation and our State.

Public Employee Labor Union Personally Shares Loss of Baltimore Teacher to COVID-19

Woodlawn, Maryland:  On behalf of our Board of Directors, along with the retired and active public employee members of the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., I would like to express our deep condolences over the tragic passing of Baltimore City teacher Antwion Ball, lost over the Thanksgiving holiday to coronavirus.  Mr. Ball, known as “Busta” to those who knew and loved him, was part of MCEA’s extended family as a relative of a member of our Board, Yvonne Rice-Thomas.  A graduate of Coppin State University and long time educator, Mr.

A Message from The President

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.  


Contract Victory at Salisbury University

MCEA members at Salisbury University scored huge in their fight for a fair, updated contract. On September 8, 2020, MCEA bargaining unit members, voting unanimously, ratified their new memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU took nearly two years to negotiate and finalize—in large part, due to the tenacity of MCEA’s bargaining team, who took the contract to mediation and ultimately requested the intervention of a fact-finder under Maryland’s collective bargaining act.