The Maryland Senate passed SB540, creating a study of alternatives to the current defined benefit pension system. Any alternative that drains resources from the pension system will be harmful for the state’s economy, taxpayers and state employees. Your delegates need to hear from you that these priorities just don’t add up.
MPEC and AFT Healthcare-Maryland gathered in Annapolis to once again call on the General Assembly and remind Governor Hogan to #InvestinMD. Members, staff, and leadership met with delegates and senators of the General Assembly to ensure they remember all of the indispensable services state employees provide for Marylanders.
Join MPEC and AFT Healtcare Maryland members in Annapolis to speak directly to your representatives concerning issues affecting state employees.
RSVP Here or call MPEC at (410)645-3062
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In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.
The 2016 AFT National Convention in Minneapolis, MN was one for the ages. Not only was it the 100th anniversary of the union, but there were a number of high profile elected officials and social justice activists that addressed the convention. The members even took to the streets themselves to put the rhetoric into action.