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