The Maryland and D.C. State Councils met at the William W. Winpisinger Center July 28-30, 2006 with 33 delegates in attendance representing manufacturing, government, corrections, automotive, and transportation employees from around the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The conference was opened by General Vice Lynn D. Tucker, Jr. The keynote address was given by International President R. Thomas Buffenbarger. Both IP Buffenbarger and GVP Tucker put a special emphasis on our members holding the politicians accountable on labor issues during this crucial election year.
Other speakers were Director of MNPL Tom Trotter, Congressman Al Wynn, District 4 Directing Business Representative Tony Provost, Secretary-Treasurer of the Maryland State AFL-CIO Donna Edwards, President of Baltimore Metropolitan AFL-CIO Ernie Greco, Maryland House of Delegates Nathaniel Oakes, and numerous other speakers and candidates for political office.
We are proud to report that the Maryland / D.C. delegation raised $3,375.00 for MNPL during this conference.
Special thanks to Council President John Jefferies and all the delegates for a job well done.
LYNN D. TUCKER, JR.
GENERAL VICE PRESIDENT
GVP Tucker, Candidate MD State Senate Jim Rosapepe
Director IAM Retirees Maria Cordone
Congressman AL Wynn
Delegate 41st District Nathaniel Oaks
Candidate Delegate 45th District Cheryl Glenn
GVP Tucker and S/T Philip A. Barnes
District 4 DBR Tony Provost
IP Tom Buffenbarger
District 4 Area Director Vickie Fultonberger
MD State AFL-CIO S/T Donna Edwards
GVP Tucker and District 4 BR Rick Compher
Baltimore AFL-CIO President Ernie Grecco
Candidate for State Comptroller Peter Franchot
WWW Center Asst.Director Chris Wagoner
Candidate for MD State Senator 21st Jim Rosapepe
Candidate for State Senator 40th Catherine Pugh
Senate Canidate Jim Rosapepe, Metropolitan Community Service Jay Smith,
Council President John Jefferies and GVP Tucker