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Rally at State Center building

Maryland Professional Employees Council was front and center at the State Center worksite, engaging members, talking to union activists, and rallying the bargaining unit for upcoming economic negotiations. The union chose the Farmers Market as the day to be on the street talking to members who were out and about.

Maryland Extends Drug Coverage for Retirees

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Maryland can't force state retirees to switch to a federal prescription drug plan during this enrollment period. On Thursday, the State announced that they would extend coverage through December 2019.

AFT members are taking Navient to court

A class-action suit filed in federal court sets out serious allegations that student loan servicer Navient has misled borrowers in public service professions from accessing a loan forgiveness program to boost its own profits. The landmark complaint, which seeks millions in damages and class-wide injunctive relief, details a spate of systematic misrepresentations, untruths and misdirection pedaled by Navient to stop borrowers from enrolling in Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a 10-year payoff plan administered by rival servicer FedLoan.

MPEC Member Meeting

When we fight… we win! That was the battle cry at the 2018 Maryland Professional Employees Council annual member meeting. The meeting addressed the Supreme Court’s Janus decision but also focused on upcoming battles the union would be undertaking.

Workers' Rights Under Attack

Attention Union Members! Right now, your political affiliation does not matter! It's your AFT-MPEC membership that matters! Anti-worker billionaires are spending millions to silence workers' collective voices in the workplace and at the negotiations table.

Any day, the Supreme Court could issue a decision that will hurt working people and potentially weaken workers right to collective bargaining.  Click here to read MORE, or watch the video below.

 

ANNUAL MEETING CANCELLED

Due to a situation out of our control, the Maryland Professional Employees Council / AFT Local 6197 Annual Member Meeting scheduled for this evening, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:30p.m. at the Baltimore Teachers Union located at 5800 Metro Dr., Baltimore, MD 21215 has been cancelled. We were just notified that the building had to be evacuated because of toxic fumes from a roof repair. We apologize for any inconvenience!

MPEC Election Information

Attention MPEC Members: Below is MPEC Election information and a list of candidates and offices for which they are seeking your vote. Information about Voter Eligibility, the official Election Notice, policies and procedures are included in the following documents. Click the images or links below to enlarge.

Member Lobby Night in Annapolis

Maryland Professional Employees Council members and staff were in Annapolis to lobby on behalf of their membership. They came to the state capitol to discuss ensuring Maryland state professionals were priorities in the state budget. President Jerry Smith and chief steward Ronnie Myers had meetings in both houses of the General Assembly.