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Friday, March 15, 2013


Senate budgeters cut pension contribution by $100 million


Area IV Western Maryland News


MCEA Area IV held its Quarterly Meeting at the American Legion Hall Post # 42 in Hagerstown, Maryland on February 22, 2013. MCEA staff Michael Keeney, Labor Relations Specialist and attorney Hillary Galloway Davis attended and provided MCEA Chapter Presidents with updates of MCEA Legislative activities and upcoming events. Pictured below is Area IV Governor, Tina Cameron presenting Chapter President, Donnell Householder Member of the Year Award. MCEA offers Donnell a heartfelt thank you and congratulations on a job well done.

MCEA President meets with Lt. Governor Anthony Brown

On February 20, 2013, Linda Day, MCEA President met with Anthony Brown, Lt. Governor of Maryland to discuss issues facing State, County and Municipal employees.

Stephen Yarbor, MCEA Labor Specialist
Anthony Brown, Lt. Governor of Maryland
Linda Day, MCEA President
Marion Barnard Jones, Chairman, Legislative Committee

MCEA signs new MOU with Salisbury University

MCEA signs Newly negotiated MOU with Salisbury University with,

Inge Frost, Director of Human Resources Operations. Salisbury University

Debra L. Truitt, M.A. President of Chapter 72

Jack Nelson, Executive Director Of MCEA.


MCEA held its Annual Statewide Advisory Council Meeting on April 27, 2013, which, for the first time, was opened to all members of MCEA.

A Lesson from Wisconsin

Many of us in Maryland watched the recent recall election in Wisconsin with great interest. That state's governor, Scott Walker, stated in a conversation with wealthy business leaders that it was his intention to use a "divide and conquer" strategy to destroy unions.

Walker instituted policies that denied unions collective bargaining rights. He also reduced sick and vacation leave and pension benefits for union members. These things, he said, would help reduce the state's budget deficit.

Equal Pay Should Be A Priority

A Message from the MCEA President

Recently, and for the second time in two years, Republicans in the Senate united against a measure that would have made it easier for women to receive equal pay for equal work.

President Barack Obama urged the Senate to pass this measure, saying,