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New Year, New Leaders

Local 1994 started off the new year with the largest number of new leaders at the helm of the union. We welcomed Lisa Blackwell-Brown as our new Secretary-Treasurer and Lisa Titus as our new Recorder. Lisa Titus has also taken a leave of absence from the Sheriff’s Department to join the servicing staff as a field representative/organizer.


On our board, we welcomed Vice Presidents Noel Bassett and Kevin Smith from the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission unit and Thomas Coulter from Montgomery County.


John Kilker also joined the field staff as a field representative/organizer and Steve Valentich joins us part-time, servicing the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System members. 


Free Covid Test Kits

The federal government is making free covid test kits available to U.S. households through the USPS. Order at https://special.usps.com/testkits.


United Latinos New Citizen Grant

Local 1994 has teamed up with the United Latinos of the UFCW to offer a scholarship grant to new U.S. citizens. The Fund offers a grant of up to $600 to help cover the cost of becoming a U.S. Citizen. For more information, go to Local 1994’s website to download the flyer, or call Alejandro Miranda, International Rep., Region 2, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO at 202-341-3455 with any questions.  




Montgomery County Crisis Center Employees: Fill out a shift survey

Local 1994 is requesting that Montgomery County members working in the Crisis Centers fill out a survey on shift work. The Crisis Center temporarily selected a schedule for employees, but the union is negotiating an alternative schedule using Interest Based Bargaining. To fill out a survey and make your voice heard, go to https://www.mcgeo.org/ccsurvey.  


Any questions about the negotiations should go to Ryan Conlon at rconlon@mcgeo.org.


Save the Date – Member Meetings

Member meetings will take place on February 23, at 11am & 6pm via Zoom. All members are invited to attend. Look for details and a link to register to attend a few days before the meeting.


Montgomery County Members – Schedule a Retirement Checkup With Empower

Take a look at your account to make sure the amount you’re saving now is enough to reach the future you imagine. It’s easy to increase your savings rate, and saving just a little more now can really add up over time.

Schedule a meeting with the Montgomery County Retirement plan advisor today by visiting:


Or call Diana Pounds at 443-684-1295 to schedule a meeting.


Field Representatives/Organizers

Amy Millar AMillar@mcgeo.org 

Lisa Blackwell-Brown LWilsonia-Blackwell@mcgeo.org 

Ray Lee RLee@mcgeo.org 

Ryan Conlon RConlon@mcgeo.org 

Lisa Titus LTitus@mcgeo.org 

John Barry JBarry@mcgeo.org 

Rosa Ortiz ROrtiz@mcgeo.org 

Raven Wilkerson RWilkerson@mcgeo.org 

John Kilker jkilker@mcgeo.org

Steve Valentich svalentich@mcgeo.org 


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