The Maryland Professional Employees Council (MPEC) and AFT Healthcare-Maryland discovered that several union members who worked during Hurricane Sandy as essential employees were not compensated according to the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations).
Such workers should have been paid two hours for each hour worked and should have been credited with two days of compensation time for each day worked. Several state departments failed to compensate employees correctly.
MPEC President Maria Mathias and AFT Healthcare-Maryland President Debra Perry
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.
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.
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.
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