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Dear MCEA member,

Thank you for the work you do every day, and thank you for joining MCEA. Your dedication and your exceptional work have always been essential to your communities, but never more so than over the past two years. During this pandemic, you as public employees have kept your communities going - from public health to public safety.  Your value is immeasurable and your membership matters.

The more people who join, the more power we have to win the professional rights, rewards, and respect we deserve, and to fight for the families and communities we serve. I hope you'll go a step

Labor solidarity and support for workers extends beyond the shores of the United States. International solidarity is a hallmark of AFT’s commitment to workers’ rights across the globe. AFT-Maryland and MCEA Local 1935 demonstrated that commitment by hosting a reception for labor activists touring the United States to promote workers’ rights, economic justice, and fair democracy in the Philippines.    The event began with opening remarks from AFT-Maryland President Kenya Campbell who stressed the importance of worker solidarity. She laid out the state federation’s commitment to ... CLICK TO READ MORE

AFT-Maryland Welcomes Mylene Cabalona, President of BPO Industries Employees Union (BIEN) of the Philippines

Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at MCEA Headquarters at 6pm for a reception and meet-and-greet with Mylene Cabalona, President of BIEN. BIEN captured the attention of the US labor movement when they refused to scab for Verizon during the Communication Workers of America's 2016 strike. 

Mylene was invited by the AFL-CIO to their conference in Philadelphia alongside two other union leaders, who aim to build a stronger partnership between the US and the Philippines labor movements. 



This Friday, June 17th, at 10am, MCEA and AFT-Maryland will be joining the opening rally of the Poor Peoples March and Caravan from Baltimore to DC.

When: Friday, June 17, 10am to 12pm

Where: Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St., Baltimore, MD 21202

What: Opening Rally of the Poor Peoples March & Caravan


More info here

We will also be joining the Poor People's Campaign on Saturday in Washington DC for the Low Wage Workers Assembly alongside many other national unions, including AFT and AFL-CIO.

When: Saturday, June 18, 9:30m

Where: 3rd & Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC

MCEA members and supporters showed support for LGBTQ+ rights in Annapolis Pride March on Saturday, June 4, 2022. No matter your gender or sexuality, MCEA will fight for your rights in the workplace.  CLICK FOR PHOTOS AND MORE

MCEA representatives will be visiting Harford County worksites on a regular basis moving forward. It is crucial that we stay connected so that we can meet our goals: a workplace that is fair and respectful. We spend more than a third of our daily lives at work--let's make it a good experience!

This week's visits:

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022: Sod Run Wastewater Management, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022: Dept of Emergency Services, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Be sure to stop by to see us, find out about your recent wins in collective bargaining, and talk about next steps. Bring a coworker!

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