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We are calling out the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT) for failing to recognize the dignity and respect of the workers of the State of Maryland by trying to side-step the law.

On June 7, 2017, SDAT implemented an illegal sick leave policy that required employees to disclose private medical information to justify the use of earned sick leave.

The call-in policy ran counter to state and federal law and was a direct violation of our contract. Under the MOU Article 10 Section 3, the employer shall not ask for information related to a diagnosis or condition, except as permitted by


MPEC and AFT Healthcare-Maryland gathered in Annapolis to once again call on the General Assembly and remind Governor Hogan to #InvestinMD. Members, staff, and leadership met with delegates and senators of the General Assembly to ensure they remember all of the indispensable services state employees provide for Marylanders.

While it is important that air quality be held to a safe and healthy standard, MPEC and AFT Healthcare-Maryland members reminded legislators that #SomeCutsDontHeal. Cuts to state employees amount to a cut in the high quality state service that Marylanders deserve. The unions


The 2016 AFT National Convention in Minneapolis, MN was one for the ages. Not only was it the 100th anniversary of the union, but there were a number of high profile elected officials and social justice activists that addressed the convention. The members even took to the streets themselves to put the rhetoric into action. The AFT-Maryland delegation was not only well represented but they also had a strong impact on the presentations and displays during the convention.

The convention kicked off with President Randi Weingarten’s state of the union address. Included in her remarks were a number

The second day of the AFT National Convention in Minneapolis, MN was one that focused on human and civil rights. Important national figures such as Rashard Robinson from Color of Change and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin both addressed the convention. They spoke about the need for justice and calming of violence from police against citizens as well as retaliatory attacks on police.  They were well received and members were eager to hear from them; particularly Fulton, given the resilient strength she’s shown in the very public murder of her son.
The action on human and civil rights

Day One of the AFT biannual National Convention got off to a rousing start. Delegates and visitors from all across the nation convened on Minneapolis, MN, for the 100th anniversary of the organization (#AFT100). Members kicked off the morning with a breakfast hosted by the Baltimore Teachers Union. AFT-Maryland President Marietta English addressed the breakfast and laid out what the members from Maryland could expect moving forward during the convention.

The convention proper kicked off in a rousing fashion with President Randi Weingarten’s state of the union address. Included in her remarks


Nominations for Elections for Executive Officers for the Maryland Professional Employee Council have been closed and the ballot has been set.

In accordance with the MPEC constitution, the election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to the last known address of all MPEC members in good standing.

Ballots are due back to the Maryland Professional Employee Council Elections Committee by 1:00pm on May 23rd, 2016 by US Mail.

If you have not received your ballot by May 6th contact Christine Williams at (410)645-3062.

Candidates for the office of President

  • Jerry Smith
  • Kevin Johnson



Citizens across Maryland took to the polls on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 to elect new leaders for everything from President of the United States to local judges. Members of AFT-Maryland, and supporters of candidates across Baltimore City and Baltimore County volunteered their efforts and time to back union endorsed candidates.

Union members, staff, and activists volunteered at strategic positions to support candidates in contested races that face low turnout. Shannon Sneed had a strong presence at polling locations to show support for her. She was endorsed by AFT-Maryland, and members went on


Avoid long lines on Election Day! Maryland has expanded early voting this year to make sure you have the best chance to make your vote count! Read on for MD Early Voting Dates, Times, and Locations.

Did you forget to register to vote? No worries! You can now register to vote DURING EARLY VOTING at designated early voting locations. Just bring a government-issued photo ID.

Note: If you participate in early voting, you cannot vote on election day or by absentee ballot. To find your pollling location on election day, visit

Early Voting Locations - MARYLAND

2016 Primary


The MPEC Elections Committee has announced that they are accepting nominations for MPEC officers and delegates to conventions. Nominations must be received by Tuesday, April 12th, 2016. [NOTE: This deadline has been extended from the original deadline of April 5th.]

The power of our union is strongest when we have active worksites and engaged members. It is also vitally important that members take responsibility to participate in the election of union officers and delegates to conventions.

We are accepting nominations for MPEC Executive Officer positions, including President, Executive Vice