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It is with deep sorrow and regret that Linda Day, President of the Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA) must announce the passing of Byron J. Johnson (BJ). Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and union brothers and sisters. 

BJ worked for the Carroll County Government where he served as a Roads Inspector. Shortly after BJ's membership to the MCEA in 1992 he assumed  an active role as a leader of MCEA's Chapter #550. He eagerly performed many duties and responsibilities within his Chapter where he served as Treasurer, Vice President and ultimately was elected Chapter

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Members of our locals celebrate the holidays in many ways. On Friday, December 5th, members of the City Union of Baltimore gathered for their annual holiday party and program at the IBEW Local 24 Union Hall in Baltimore.

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The Maryland Classified Employees Association convened in Ocean City, MD in the middle of October for their annual convention. The purpose of the gathering was expressed in the motto “Reclaiming the Promise of Quality Public Service for Strong Communities.” President Linda Day presided over the conference and saw that the events ran smoothly. Union business was the order of the day for the convention as votes were held, debates were had and officers were elected. Returning members to the board included Brenda Baskin, Anadi Naik, Dale Maddox, and Barbara Thompson. Marion Jones, Raymond Benson and Agnes Valenzia were re-elected while Anna Custer was elected to the board.

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STATE OF MARYLAND EMPLOYEE/RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS FOR 2015

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE WELLNESS PROGRAM.   Active Employees and Spouses.        Non-Medicare eligible Retirees and Spouses

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE WELLNESS PROGRAM.  Dependent children - regardless of age.    Retirees eligible for Medicare and their spouses.   Spouses eligible for Medicare.

The Wellness Program Requirements for 2015

         Designate a Primary Care Physician.   Complete a Health Risk Assessment Form, review with your Primary Care Physician and both of you  sign off on the review. Consequences of failure to complete

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 Community Action Updates from Maryland's Senate and House: 

Mr. Jack Nelson, Executive Director, Ms. Carol Kelly Nesbit,Area 5 Governor, and Ms Debra Truitt ,MCEA Convention Chair, were with Senator James N. Mathias, Jr. District 38, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties  September 30, 2014, and Norman H. Conway, House of Delegates,District 38, Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties on Sunday, October 5, 2014, discussing issues and concerns of the Eastern Shore. Both Senator Mathias, Jr. and Delegate Conway will be guest speakers at the 2014 MCEA convention in Ocean City on Oct 14, 2014.


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Jack Nelson, Exective Director, and Debra Truit, President of Chapter #72, attended a fundraiser for Delegate Adelaide Eckart on September 6, 2014, Ms. Eckart is running for the State Senate, District 37

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