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The MPEC bargaining team will begin negotiations September 25, 2019. Each year our contract priorities are determined by the results of the surveys submitted by members. This 10-question survey was emailed to all unit-g members in the MPEC database and will be posted on our website This survey will close Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Click here for the survey.


Take Action: Make your voice heard


Make your views known to those in Congress and state legislatures who represent you on the issues that affect working families every day.  Visit the AFT's Take Action page.

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On June 30, 2020, MPEC held a caravan and rally outside of the Louis L. Goldstein Treasury Building to call on Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp to reject the nearly $700 million in budget cuts proposed by Governor Larry Hogan’s administration. The caravan included state employees who will be directly affected by Gov. Hogan’s draconian cuts in addition to Maryland residents who don’t want these critical cuts to affect public service. The rally  featured remarks from state employees that deliver essential services to Marylanders as well as MPEC President Jerry Smith.


Without federal assistance there will be layoffs and massive cuts in critical services! The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions - HEROES Act, H.R. 6800 would bring aid to Maryland that would support our state agencies and save state jobs. 

Key Funding Components of the HEROES Act 

$500 billion for state aid and $350 billion for local aid

The state budget is funded through the end of the year. At the year’s end, the state will seek to curtail spending. We need federal dollars to fund state and local services. Maryland would receive $9.6 billion in direct aid to states and $5.6




Join us in Annapolis as we meet with elected officials to keep our issues on the front line and hold them accountable.  Your involvement in legislative and political action is an opportunity to take ownership in the strengthening of our union. 

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We graciously entered state service knowing private industry pays more, but the long-term outlook of promised retirement benefits gave us peace of mind. We have endured under-staffing and slow wage increases, yet remained committed to servicing the State of Maryland. Now our benefits have been reduced and our retirement security has been threatened with the new Prescription Drug Plan.

To add insult to injury state employees are being asked to make life decision based on uncertainties and inadequate information. It is impossible to make an informed decision on retiring before Dec. 31st when: