MCEA will hold a Rally for Retirees which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The rally will begin at 6:00 p.m. at MCEA headquarters, 7127 Rutherford Rd., Baltimore MD 21244. Click the flyer for more information!
State retirees want answers, but the details from state officials seem sparse. That’s why MCEA convened a meeting among state retirees, legislators, and AFT-Maryland. President Linda Day oversaw a meeting where retirees brought their confusions and demands for clarity to the forefront. Many in attendance, including President Day expressed frustration at state officials for poor communication around a plan to change the way the state retirees prescriptions are covered from a state plan to a federal plan. The transition was approved under state law back in 2011 but the change will happen for
MCEA will hold a Town Hall Meeting concerning changes to State Employee Retiree prescription coverage. This will be a meeting to discuss these changes, why they are being made, and what you need to know and do NOW.
Chapter #152 Retirees has postponed their quarterly meeting which was scheduled for March 7, 2018. The meeting has been rescheduled for March 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and will be held at MCEA Headquarters at 7127 Rutherford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244.
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that our dear member, Dr. Bill Anderson, has passed away. Dr. Anderson was truly a remarkable man. Dr. Anderson was one of the first African Americans to attend the Peabody Conservatory in the 1950s. He was an accomplished musician who played with such renowned entertainers such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Little Richard, Fats Domino, the Temptations, Jackie Wilson, and gospel artist Jeff Majors. He is best known for his talent as a saxophone player, but played a variety of musical instruments.
Moreover, Dr. Anderson was the epitome of caring and
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to our beloved sister, Christine M. Robertson, who passed away on November 12, 2017. Christine joined MCEA on May 1, 1971 and was a faithful hard working union member for over 46 years. Christine will be sorely missed by all that had the privilege to know her, and by those that benefited from her incredible talent, strength and efforts to improve the quality of life in the workplace for State workers. Your toil on this earth is done Christine, rest in heavenly peace, dear sister.
The Maryland Classified Employees Association held their 82nd Annual Convention in Ocean City, MD during the second week of October. The convention featured notable state labor and political leaders as well as the important work of charting the course forward for MCEA. Elections were held at the convention and President Linda Day was once again re-elected. A new board of directors were selected as well and every officer left the convention intent on making a true commitment to direct MCEA to a brighter more prosperous path.
Among the featured speakers at the convention were AFT Secretary
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey which has brought untold suffering, destruction and devastation to the citizens of Texas, your help is desperately needed now. Although certainly our thoughts and our prayers are with those who have suffered through the aftermath, we need to do more to help those who have lost everything in life. Our fellow Americans have lost not only their homes and personal properties, they have also lost their jobs and even the bare essentials of human survival. Countless survivors are in disparate need of food, medicine, shelter and basic essentials. Can you imagine how it would be to wake up with only the clothes on your back? I cannot!
Ms. Shannon Morris, a Program Administrator for the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), was removed from her job in November, 2016 for allegedly pushing another employee and providing false statements to management about the incident. MCEA took Ms. Morris’ case to the Office of Administrative Appeals (OAH) and won her job back!
The employee was accused of pushing a subordinate and of inappropriately touching her. Upon a review of the video available and the employee’s testimony, the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) concluded that the employee did not maliciously touch the