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Labor was out in full force at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis as the AFL-CIO held their annual legislative rally on Monday, March 21st, to promote and advance issues important to organized labor. There was a wide range of support from a cross section of labor unions. Electricians, steamfitters and plumbers, government employees, teachers, and health care professionals were among the many who were in attendance.


Come join with your sisters and brothers in labor: MONDAY, March 21st at 6:00 p.m. for UNION NIGHT IN ANNAPOLIS at Lawyer's Mall.

After the mass labor rally, we will lobby our legislators on important issues facing public employees in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and across the State of Maryland.

Some of our issues include:

  • Fighting against the privatization of vital state and city services
  • Lobbying legislators to pressure Gov. Hogan to stop the abolishment of PINs
  • Expanding the Community School Strategy in Maryland
  • Restoring $24 million cut to Baltimore City Schools
  • Ending workplace bullying

MPEC will be hosting its Annual Meeting to provide updates on union activities and plan for the upcoming year. 

Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00 p.m.
MPEC, 7127 Rutherford Road, Baltimore, MD  21244

Click here for an event flyer to print and share.

RSVP for the Annual Meeting to Chris Williams
or call (410)645-3062.

Any proposed changes to the MPEC constitution and by-laws need to be submitted to the MPEC constitution committee no later than Friday, March 25th. Any proposals can be emailed to

Maryand Professional Employees Council
7127 Rutherford


Over a hundred members of the unions that make up AFT-Maryland took to Annapolis to engage their elected representatives. Lobby Night as it is called gave members and activists an opportunity to extend their voices directly to the people that they elected. Nearly all of the locals that make up AFT-Maryland were represented and union members did not hesitate to ask Delegates and State Senators tough questions. 


Members were there to press elected officials on state budget priorities, school vouchers, education assessments, community schools, due process for state employees at the Maryland


Members from the Maryland Professional Employees Council and AFT-Maryland staff met with a goal of developing ways to strengthen the union and increase membership and activism. The group discussed various ideas and exchanged best practices. Many of the suggestions have been effective in rallying and activating members.

Among the topics discussed were issues, actions, and allies. Some of the most pressing issues included workplace safety, labor-management committees, and communication and updates. The actions that were discussed were union-provided training and membership engagement among other


The 2016 Maryland State Legislative Session is full of challenges for public employees. Help us move our agenda for working families as we call for:

  • better funding for Baltimore City Public Schools,
  • safe work and learning environments for all state workers, educational professionals, and students,
  • due process rights for Maryland School for the Deaf teachers,
  • eliminating bullying from management in the workplace,
  • and much more!

Read about our positions on the issues by clicking the following links: