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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
The US Department of Labor, in cooperation with the Social Security Adminstration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid launched an online Retirement Toolkit to assist in planning for retirement.  You can find information about when you are elligible for Social Security (benefits of delaying payments), 401K plans (penalties for early withdrawals), and health and prescription benefits (through private insurance and Medicare).  There are also retirement calculators which can be used to determine future expenses and savings needed to achieve financial stability in retirement. 
Since the

This picture was posted on a Giant Screen in Seoul, South Korea last week at a Mass Union March, We are being seen on the other side of the World!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wallace F. Smith Memorial Scholarship Application

Each year the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc. awards its Wallace F. Smith Memorial

Scholarship to individuals seeking admission to, or attending, an accredited school of higher learning who

have a financial need, have set high goals, and have attained scholastic achievement.  MCEA’s Wallace F.

Smith Memorial Scholarship Committee will award a scholarship to one individual representing each of the Association’s five geographical areas.

Qualifications for applying for the 2013 Wallace F. Smith Memorial Scholarship

A.       Must be a


AFT Healthcare and AFT Public Employees sponsored their 2013 Joint Conference; 25-27 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore MD. 

MCEA was proud to  be part of that Joint Conference. AFT President, Randi Weingarten, MCEA President Linda Day. MPEC President Deborah Perry, Barnard Jones, Judith Dotson, 

 Angela Jacks. Rose Wertz, Mike Keeney and hundreds of others from around the country enjoyed and learned from the 3 day event. 


Our nation has laid to rest another Hero. 

 Officer Sean Collier, police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was tragically killed in the events of last week which led to the capture of the Boston Marathon bombers.  At the young age of 27, Officer Collier had always wanted to be a police officer, and chose to do so protecting the campus of MIT.  At the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., we have the honor of representing University police officers across the State, from Salisbury University, to Bowie State University, to Frostburg State University. These are not

MCEA Area 5 would like to announce that the Annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake in Crisfield, Maryland, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from 12:00PM to 4:00PM, at the Somer’s Cove Marina in Crisfield, Maryland.

As always, MCEA has a special hospitality tent for this day’s even. Tickets are on sale at the time for a donation price of $40.00 a person. This one price includes all food and drink and a great time to get together. There will be Steamed Crabs, Steamed Clams, Raw Bar, Fresh Fried Fish, French Fried Potatoes, Onion Rings, Corn on the Cob and Watermelon, Along




MCEA’s newest Chapter #615, the Harford County Correctional Association (HCCA) scored a big win in the Harford County Council chambers. Council Bill 13-9 was introduced by Council President William Boniface at the request of Harford County Executive David Craig after meeting with a delegation of Chapter 615 officers and MCEA staff.

HCCA President, Rick Hampton, Vice President Sean Kahler and MCEA Labor Relations Specialist, Michael Keeney successfully lobbied the Harford County Council for significant pension enhancement reform for


MCEA President Linda Day gave a rousing speech announcing after months of meetings and discussions, that our Sister Unions, AFT Heath, and MPEC, had leased offices in our Headquarters building. AFT Health and MPEC will be housed at our Headquarters office in Woodlawn. We welcome our new union partners. President Day  emphasised, "IN NUMBERS WE HAVE POWER".

President Day also stated there had been a surge in new membership in the last few months, this is no doubt attributed to the excellant representation our members recieve and the benefits of being a member of MCEA.. We thank and welcome our