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MPEC, AFT Healthcare Contract Negotiations Meeting Scheduled

The Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) and AFT Healthcare-Maryland will continue their negotiations with state officials on a new Memorandum of Understanding in a meeting scheduled for November 1, 2013, at the Maryland Department of Transportation in Hanover, Maryland. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

MPEC to Hold Negotiations Debriefings

The Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) will hold a meeting to discuss the progress of negotiations on the new contract for Unit G employees in the Comptroller’s Office on October 3rd, 2013, at 301 W. Preston Street in Baltimore. The meeting will be held in the 13th Floor Conference Room from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Meeting attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches. Dessert will be provided.

Another MPEC debriefing meeting is scheduled for October 9th at the Ram’s Head Tavern, 33 West Street, in Annapolis from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

An MPEC contract debriefing meeting was held on September 24th at the Maryland Transportation Authority, 2400 Broening Highway.

The meetings are MPEC’s attempt to assure that all Unit G employees understand how their salaries and benefits will be affected by the new contract.

MPEC Annual Meeting, June 24, 2013

MPEC AFT-MD-AFT-AFL-CIO ANNUAL MEETING  MONDAY JUNE 24, 2013

Maryland Professional Employees Council #6197, AFT-Maryland, AFT, AFL-CIO will have their Annual Meeting June 24, 2013 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM at the MPEC/MCEA offices at 7127 Rutherford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21244.

MPEC Conducts Employee Information Meetings

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.

MPEC Seeks Answers on DHCD Move

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 Encourages Job Classifications Review

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.

MPEC to Establish Labor Management Committee at DLLR

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.