Thanks to everyone who completed the MPEC collective bargaining survey for Bargaining Unit G members. We incorporated the items you indicated as important in our plans. The current collective bargaining agreement or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will expire on June 30, 2015. Monetary issues for 2016 and beyond must be negotiated prior to January 1, 2015 in order to be included in the Governor's budget for fiscal year 2016.
MPEC submitted its negotiations proposals in September and asked for dates to begin negotiations at the first available opportunity. The Secretary of State and Department
AFT Maryland affiliates including members of the Baltimore Teachers Union and the City Union of Baltimore joined with AFT National and other labor unions and progressive organizations at a Sept. 18 rally on Capitol Hill to protect seniors' hard earned benefits. Speakers included Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Keith Ellison (D-MN).