Many members and state workers were unaware of the union’s hard work. They were under the impression these were gifts from Gov. Hogan and the Hogan administration. These were hard earned and hard fought wins by the Maryland Professional Employees Council. As MPEC enters economic negotiations with Governor Hogan’s team, the union drummed up support for their collective goals. Member took pic-n-quotes with what they’d do with more money via STEP increases. Currently Maryland state employees are paid less than neighboring state employees despite the state having a budget surplus.
Higher pay and STEP increases are just two of the issues the union will be fighting for at the negotiation table. The union wants and needs members’ help. We need to show Gov. Hogan the strength of the mighty MPEC in our worksites and in Annapolis.