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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.

Paychecks to Increase

State employees such as healthcare workers in Bargaining Unit E and engineers, scientists, and other professionals in Bargaining Unit G will find a 2% raise in their pay checks beginning January 1, 2013.

Happy Thanksgiving, and a five-day weekend

MPEC members and all unit G employees,

As president of MPEC, I would like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday. As state of Maryland employees, we will be able to enjoy a five-day holiday this year which will include this coming Wednesday thanks to a provision in the last contract negotiated by your union which included an additional paid day off before the holiday.

MPEC will continue to work to assure you the best possible benefits and working conditions for your state careers. We value your input and support as we work on your behalf.

Letter to Governor O'Malley

An open letter to Maryland State Governor Martin O'Malley from AFT-Maryland President, Marietta English.

The letter expresses concern and disappointment with the inability of our political leaders to reach agreement over our state budget. 23 counties and the city of Baltimore will lose over $260 million, with the impact hitting hardest in areas that are most reliant on state revenues and that can least afford the reductions.

Everyday people will be affected in every way.

Governor O'Malley signs MOU with MPEC on Valentine's Day

The governor signed the three year agreement that was ratified earlier this month for employees of bargaining unit G. He recognizes that state employees have made large sacifices over the last four years and it is time that we start seeing our benefits returned.

 

Back row: Jim Dooley, Virginia Walsh, Front row: Maria Mathias, Governor O'Malley and President George Myers

 

EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK!

President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, which "sends a clear signal that the issue of fair pay is one of his administration's top priorities," AFT president Randi Weingarten says....