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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


                                                     Maryland Association of Counties

The 2014 MACo was held this year at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. MCEA was well represented at this annual event with President Linda Day, Executive Director Jack Nelson and Salisbury staff liaison Karen Coulbourne. This 3 day conference held on August 14, 15, 16, included attendees  Governor Martin O'Malley, Lieutenant Governor Michael Brown, Hartford County Executive David Craig, and a host of almost every Legislator in the State of Maryland. It was noticed that attendance has


The J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake event was held in Crisfield MD. on July 16, 2014. The annual event was a huge success. The event is always a crowd pleaser with many members and special guests. Some of this year's Special guests included

Senator Jim Mathias, Delegate Norman Conway, and 

University of Maryland Eastern 

Shore President Juliette Bell.


Carroll County Government and MCEA has entered into another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Agreement takes effect from June 19, 2014 and will expire on June 30, 2016. MCEA Chief Negotiator, Michael Keeney extends his thanks to the Carroll County Commissioners along with the Carroll County Office of Human Resources for finalizing yet another successful MOU. 


On Wednesday, June 10th from 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. In Seagull Square at Salisbury University MCEA held a lunchtime event for all of the eligible bargaining unit non-exempt employees.  The event was a great success and enjoyed by all in attendance.

Joining the event were, Jack Nelson, Executive Director, Karen Coulbourne, MCEA Staff, Linda Day, MCEA President, and Debra Truitt, Chapter 72 President and Dale Maddox, Chapter 72 Vice President. 

Also, in attendance were Marty Guinane, Chuck Morrell and Virginia Kovaleski from AFT.

Those in attendance enjoyed hot dogs, fruit salad, chips, baked


The Maryland Classified Employee Association held their annual convention in Ocean City, MD on October 13-15, 2014. This year's theme was "Reclaiming the Promise of Quality Public Services for Strong Communities."

President Linda Day oversaw the convention and will continue to serve as that union's leader. Speakers included AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson, AFT- Maryland President Marietta English, AFL-CIO MD/DC President Fred Mason among others. Speakers emphasized the need to turn out to vote and to vote specifically for candidates that would support state workers.

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The budget bill is assigned to the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.  Contact the members of these committees and urge them to support full funding of the pension plan.  Do not use state equipment to contact your legislators, you may be charged with misuse of state equipment and face disciplinary action.  Contact information follows:


Chair, Edward Kasemeyer, District 12, Room 3 West Miller Senate Office Building, edward.kasemeyer


Linda Day Reelected MCEA President

Linda Day, president of the Maryland Classified Employees Association (MCEA), was reelected to that position October 15 during the association’s Annual Convention in Ocean City, Maryland. Day is the only president to be elected to a consecutive second term in the 77 year history of the association. The convention, held October 14-16, featured gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown as keynote speaker. Fred Mason, Jr., president of the Maryland/District of Columbia AFL-CIO; Joslyn Williams, president of the Metropolitan Washington AFL-CIO; James N. Mathias, Jr


Seniors and concerned citizens rallied at the U.S. Social Security Administration building, 6401 Security Boulevard, in Baltimore on Monday, July 25th, at 12:00p.m. to protest the attempts by some politicians to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Some in Washington, D.C., want to balance the budget on the backs of seniors, children, and people with disabilities instead of making millionaires, billionaires, and large corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid have nothing to do with the nation's budget crisis, and are not responsible for the

State employees will be receiving a raise this fiscal year.  Specific information regarding the money appropriated for State employee can be found on the Department of Budget and Management's website at click on FY 2014 Operating Budget Documents in the What's New column on the right side of the page, click on Budget Highlights [click here!], scroll down to page 71, to the section for the Department of Budget and Management. 
It states "The FY 2014 allowance includes funding of $73.4 million for a 3% Cost of Living Adjustment for State employees effective January 1, 2014