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Day One of the AFT biannual National Convention got off to a rousing start. Delegates and visitors from all across the nation convened on Minneapolis, MN, for the 100th anniversary of the organization (#AFT100). Members kicked off the morning with a breakfast hosted by the Baltimore Teachers Union. AFT-Maryland President Marietta English addressed the breakfast and laid out what the members from Maryland could expect moving forward during the convention.

The convention proper kicked off in a rousing fashion with President Randi Weingarten’s state of the union address. Included in her remarks


MCEA Area IV Meeting Schedule, please mark your calendars.

3rd Quarter Meeting
September 30th at 6:30 p.m.
Penn Alps Restaurant, Grantsville, MD

4th Quarter Meeting
December 16th at 6:30
Place to be announced, Hagerstown, MD

Members may call or email to or 301-707-8246


MCEA Area IV 2nd Quarterly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Geatz's Restaurant, 202 Paca Street, Cumberland

Attendees may order from the menu.

RSVP with Donnell H. VanSkiver, CAP-OM
301-707-8246 or through e-mail


On May 18, 2016, MCEA attended the annual Employee Appreciation Day in Carroll County. The event paid tribute to the Carroll County Government employees who, through their labor and dedication, keep the County moving, 24/7. MCEA has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Carroll County Government which provides MCEA the right to represent the employees in  matters of workplace issues and disciplinary actions and to meet annually with the County Commissioners.

The event was well attended and provided our union an opportunity to provide information and to answer the many questions that were


On May 9, 2016 MCEA President, Linda Day, Michael Brown, Legislative Chair, and Labor Relations Specialist, Michael Keeney met with Lt. Governor, Boyd K. Rutherford. Ms. Day expressed her concerns of bullying in the workplace which has become incredibly prevalent throughout State Agencies. She emphasized that this unwanted demeaning behavior has led to high levels of stress and anxiety, serious illnesses and job abandonment of our union members. She urged the Lt. Governor to investigate and take action to eliminate this behavior within State Agencies. All State employees should be treated with


MCEA members were in Annapolis on March 15th to testify in support of Senate Bill 689, for a Task Force on Workplace Bullying in State Agencies.