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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.

 

MCEA Convention 2020: the Highlights

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, MCEA was able to successfully hold its 2020 convention. With the help of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), we held our convention remotely, digitally, and safely. After all, the work of protecting the rights of our membership is too important to let fall by the wayside.

Some of the important achievements of this convention include:

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

MCEA 2020 Convention Recap

In accordance with the current times, MCEA was unable to gather in person for this year’s annual convention. However, that does not mean that work wasn’t completed. The union convened virtually for the 2020 annual convention and continued the business of the organization. There were several vital presentations from a host of people and organizations. Among the most important ones were a presentation by R.K. Tongue the union’s insurance providers. Additionally, President Linda Day’s report detailed the important work the union has been doing over the past year. One of the most important steps... CLICK TO READ  

MCEA Convention 2020

MCEA is Still... Progressing, Persistent, and Powerful ...
That's Who We Are!

MCEA's 2020 Convention will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., via telephone conference. We will not be meeting in person due to concern of COVID-19.

Registration is REQUIRED, and registration CLOSED at 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2020 to allow for membership confirmations to take place in advance of the Saturday morning meeting

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about the call.

 

 

 

MCEA CONVENTION POSTPONED

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.

Passing of MCEA Member Whitt Nottingham

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.

Linda Day,
MCEA President