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A Prince George’s County caseworker in the county’s Department of Social Services was terminated due to alleged negligent performance of her duties and being guilty of disreputable conduct. MCEA took her case before the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) in May, 2016.

The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) concluded that the Department of Social Services violated applicable laws and regulations when it failed to comply with mandated pre-termination procedures, and when the Department did not allow the employee the full period required by law for the employee to improve her performance. The ALJ


On Saturday, April 29, 2017, union delegates from across the state of Maryland attended our Statewide Advisory Meeting which was held at MCEA Headquarters. President Linda Day called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M.  The meeting was well attended but very somber due to the unexpected passing of Agnes Valenzia, MCEA Executive Vice President. Agnes had been a member of MCEA for over 30 years and was a great friend and a loyal advocate of MCEA.

MCEA is on strong footing financially and we will continue to utilize our resources in a cost effective manner while at the same time providing the


It is with deep regret that MCEA announces the passing of one of our dear beloved members, Agnes Valenzia. Agnes joined the ranks of MCEA in the fall of 1985. Before the ink was dry on her MCEA membership card she began volunteering for different committees within her local chapter #022 at the MVA. Agnes held various elected union positions within her chapter including Chapter President.

Not soon after becoming Chapter President, Agnes went on to be elected to serve on the Board of Directors for MCEA. Over her 30 year membership, she had been elected to every position on the Board of Directors


MCEA represents State and County employees within the State of Maryland. We organize and fight for respect, dignity, fairness and higher wages in the workplace. We currently have an entry level position open for a part time contractual Labor Relations Specialist/Organizer.

Duties and Responsibilities Include the following:

Process grievances and appeals:

  1. Interview members to determine issues and fill out case information form.
  2. Determine which procedure to use: State DOT, USM, District Court, Circuit Court, Various Counties, etcetera.
  3. Determine which process to use by applying State Personnel and

June 10, 2017 Cap'n Billy's Crab House
11495 Pope's Creek Rd, Newburg, MD (Area III Crab Feast)
September 21, 2017 (right before Convention) - TBD
December 6, 2017 (Election of Sgt-At-Arms) - TBD


Rescheduled meetings will be as follows:

  • Area I and II meeting: March 22, 2017
  • Area III meeting: March 23, 23017
  • MCEA Board meeting: April 6, 2017

MCEA Area I, II, and III meetings that were scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017 have been cancelled in anticipation of the snow storm.


MCEA members and leadership were in Annapolis on Monday, February 6th to greet members of the Maryland General Assembly at a legislative reception hosted by AFT-Maryland at the Maryland Inn.


Area IV Meetings for 2017 are scheduled as follows:
1st Quarter: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Mountain Gate Restaurant
2nd Quarter: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Location to be determined
3rd Quarter: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Penn Alps Restaurant
4th Quarter: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. Western Sizzlin


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Monday, January 30th, 2017

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4701 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

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