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Mass Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers' Moral March to State House Assemblies

Calling on all MCEA members! We are participating in this event to build relationships with our community. We need members to step up and show our faces to build power. Solidarity is key!

Mass Poor People's & Low-Wage Workers' Moral March to State House Assemblies
bill update

Great News! SB192/HB260, the bill to include state supervisory employees under collective bargaining, sponsored by Senator Kramer, has received a favorable report from the finance committee


Join AFT-Maryland for a Trunk-or-Treat event! We'll have treats and books for the young folks, and voter registration information for the grown-ups!

Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Arena Players Parking Lot
801 McCullough St
Baltimore, MD 21201


From the Maryland Department of Labor:

Dear FAMLI Stakeholders,

Thank you for engaging in our informal regulatory process thus far. 

Many stakeholders submitted answers in response to the questions we posed in the Claims Discussion Document. Attached is a draft outline of possible rules regarding claims that reflects stakeholder feedback we received. We welcome additional comments, feedback and suggestions as we further refine the text. Written comments can be submitted via email to by September 29. All written comments will become part of the public record. We


Greetings, MCEA! First, let’s all express our warmest congratulations to those newly elected MCEA officers, from the statewide level to the council level, who have accepted the challenge of union leadership. This includes our new Supervisors Council—Supervisors United for Collective Bargaining. I am moved by all the new faces in leadership. That’s a sign of growth and progress for MCEA.

Click through to read MORE of the August/Sept 2023 Issue of The Buzz!

Randi Weingarten at a Massachusetts high school

Summer is upon us, and parents, children and teachers are winding down from what has been an exhausting and fully operational school year—the first since the devastating pandemic. The long-lasting impact of COVID-19 has affected our students’ and families’ well-being and ignited the politics surrounding public schools. All signs point to the coming school year unfolding with the same sound and fury, and if extremist culture warriors have their way, being even more divisive and stressful.


MCEA retiree members:

The retirees chapter meeting, originally scheduled for May 9, has been postponed to Saturday, June 10. Same time, same place.

MCEA Retirees Meeting
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 11am
7127 Rutherford Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

Please RSVP via phone call to either Bernice Brown at 410-664-0965 or Vivian Smith at 443-315-5175.

Retiree Council officer nominations will continue to be accepted until June 3, 2023.


Our Constitution compels us to hold two Representative Assemblies every year.

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, MCEA will be holding its inaugural Spring Representative Assembly Meeting from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This will be a hybrid meeting, and members may attend remotely via Zoom or in person at Headquarters, 7127 Rutherford Road, Woodlawn, MD 21244 – register now! All active and retired members in good standing are encouraged to attend.


(Call 410.298.8800 or email for more information.)

Under MCEA’s new Constitution and Bylaws, the Representative Assembly


Administrator’s Report

For this issue of The Buzz, I felt it was important to address our supervisor members and all those willing to fight for collective bargaining.

Supervisors in Maryland continue to face the same issues—low pay, high workload, no support. We supervise employees who are making as much as, or more, than us. We have no seat at the table to address workplace problems. We’re overworked and we’re underpaid.

And even though the legislators have heard these issues, they have refused to take the simple actions needed to give us a legitimate avenue to solve problems and win you the