The leadership of the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) conducted informational learning sessions March 11 and 12 to inform Unit G members of pertinent union policies, and activities, and training schedules.
The meetings were held in Training Room 2 of the State Highway Administration building, 707 North Calvert Street in Baltimore on March 11 and in Conference Room, C-1 of the Department of Natural Resources, Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, in Annapolis, on March 12.
Unit G members discussed the upcoming negotiations on a new MPEC contract and told MPEC president
The Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) has scheduled a meeting of Unit G members March 11, 2013, from noon until 2:00 p.m. in Training Room 2 of the State Highway Administration building, 707 North Calvert Street in Baltimore.
Another meeting is scheduled for March 12th in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conference Room, C-1, of the Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, in Annapolis, Maryland.
The meetings are intended to update and inform Unit G members of pertinent union policies, and activities, and training schedules.
During AFT-Maryland’s Lobby Night, February 11, members of the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) spoke to delegates about the proposed move of the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) from Crownsville to Prince Georges County.
In a meeting with Delegate Ron George (R-Anne Arundel County) MPEC member Bill Walling asked specifically about the status of the DHCD move. Delegate George told the MPEC delegation that he had filed a Public Information Act request (PIA) to determine the status of the relocation of DHCD.
MPEC is encouraging Unit G members to familiarize themselves with Article 14 of the current contract (Memorandum of Understanding). That article specifically addresses job classifications. Unit G members who have questions about recent changes to a job classification, grade, or pay level, or who believed they should be reclassified, should contact an MPEC representative at 410/764-3030.
Members of the Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) met with Scott Jensen, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), January 16th for the first of several sessions intended to establish a Labor Management Committee (LMC) in the department.
The LMC is intended to resolve workplace conflicts between employees and management through a cooperative process. As a result of a provision included in the contract negotiated by MPEC, LMCs may be initiated by employees in any state agency.
MPEC representative George Myers and DLLR union stewards Wanda Butler
The Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) and AFT Healthcare-Maryland discovered that several union members who worked during Hurricane Sandy as essential employees were not compensated according to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations).
Such workers should have been paid two hours for each hour worked and should have been credited with two days of compensation time for each day worked. Several state departments failed to compensate employees correctly.
MPEC President Maria Mathias and AFT Healthcare-Maryland President Debra Perry