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MCEA has finalized contract negotiations with the University Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and became effective January 1, 2020. Special thanks to the bargaining team members, Chapter President Christopher Farnell, Chapter Vice President Doug Dawson, and MCEA's Chief Negotiator, Michael Keeney.

Highlights are as follows:

  • Between January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020 eligible employees received a 6 1/2 percent increase in salaries plus a $500 bonus.
  • Increased personal protective clothing allowance for safety shoes and prescription glasses.
  • Increased on call pay and call back pay
  • Added

POSTPONED [LINK]  A Special Convention, of MCEA DElegates, will be held at the AFT faciliies, 5800 Metro Drive, Suite 100, Baltimre, MD 21215 on Saturday April 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM forte purpose of considering he 2020 bylaw revision and electing:

1. President

2. Vice President

3 Secretary

4 Treasurer

5 Four Directors

Nominations for Officer and non officer positions can only be mde by the chapter of which the nominee is a member.The minutes of the chaptermeeting at which the member receives this approval shall be submitted to the election committee with the required nomination form


The Chapter 45 1st Quarter Meeting will be held on March 11, 2020 at MCEA Headquarters

7127 Rutherfrd Road at 6:00 PM


Ms. Geraldine Bowman, long time MCEA member was called home on December 7, 2019.  Ms. Bowman was an active participant in Chapter 13 for well over 40 years.  Her knowledge and wisdom will be surely missed.


MCEA is always hard at work for our members. One of the ways the union seeks to serve members is by fighting for them in matters of dispute between a member and an employer. The union is happy to tell the story of one worker who had the union come to their aid in their time of need. The member’s name has been withheld to maintain and protect their privacy.

Following a promotional opportunity and the completion of a predetermined probationary period an employee was issued an illegal “rejection on probation.” The employee immediately contacted MCEA and a grievance/appeal was initiated. Management


*****There are vacancies on the board of directors.  These vacancies will be filled by a majority vote of the current board from among the names submitted by the chapter in accordance with MCEA bylaw article VI Board of Directors, Section 4 Vacancies. For additional information please contact John Prince at (410) 298-8800