The COVID-19 pandemic has forced change upon us. Despite the negatives, this crisis brings the opportunity to change poor building environmental conditions, improve telework policies, and bring awareness of the value we bring to Maryland. Thanks to collective bargaining, we have a voice in shaping the new norm to ensure the best possible working conditions for Unit G employees.
Over the past two years, we have taken a pragmatic approach to improve workplace conditions. We made strategic efforts to address critical issues affecting members across the state. As part of the process, we worked to
We will hold our annual meeting on Monday, September 21st at 5:30 pm. The executive board will give reports on business operations and finances. This meeting will also give members an opportunity to provide input on our contract priorities for the next bargaining session, which starts in October for the 2021-2023 MOU. This will be a virtual meeting for dues paying members only, registration is required to attend
COVID-19 has created concern for all Maryland residents, but MPEC members have a specific concern as their work potentially increases their exposure to the virus. Staff and leadership of the union organized a tele-townhall to help members understand workplace safety and job liability in the unfortunate event they test positive for the virus.
The townhall allowed members to ask questions directly to Daniel Udoff, a labor attorney from the firm Kahn, Smith & Collins, who specializes in workers’ compensation claims. The conversation was robust and covered a number of topics but there were several
MPEC represents 5,000 state employees across a number of agencies throughout the state including but not limited to the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Juvenile Services, and the State Highway Administration.