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May 23, 2019 - Ratification Vote Passes
On May 23, 2019 a contract ratification vote took place at the BCFPE office at 305 W. Chesapeake Ave., Towson, Maryland 21204 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Based on the vote results, the BCFPE one-year contract extension was ratified by an 87.1% vote. Special thanks to all members who took time out of their busy schedules to vote.

For more on the ratification process, click here to read 


Members gathered in the union office for the BCFPE general membership meeting. After snacking on meatballs, chicken nuggets, a fruit platter, and cookies, those in attendance got down to the business of the union. The membership meeting was made up of a diverse cross-section of the bargaining unit. President John Ripley noted that reclassification is an important issue for many in the union. He also noted that most often, reclassification doesn’t come from negotiations but rather reviews of job classifications by the county government.

The union is currently in negotiations with the county

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Union leaders often make sacrifices. The sacrifice isn’t always wading into nearly freezing water, but that’s what Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees President John Ripley and his team did in the 2020 MSP Polar Bear Plunge. The BCFPE team raised money for the athletes who compete with Special Olympics Maryland. All told, Team BCFPE Local 4883 Labor for Love raised more than $5,300. President Ripley alone raised more than $2,500.

In addition to President Ripley, VP Adam Hendrix also participated in the plunge along with both of their families. President Ripley’s wife Mary solicited


The BCFPE Executive Board has approved Angela Spencer and Jessie Bialek to fill vacant Area Vice President positions on the board. The current board list is as follows:


PresidentJohn E Ripley
Executive Vice-PresidentAdam E. Hendrix
SecretaryDonna C Neumeister
TreasurerDene Williams-Hatcher
Area 1 Vice PresidentDaniel Bianca
Area 2 Vice PresidentBrandon S Rose
Area 3 Vice PresidentArley Scott
Area 4 Vice PresidentAngela Spencer
Area 5 Vice PresidentValentina Washington
Area 6 Vice PresidentHermes L Rios
Area 7 Vice PresidentJessie Bialek


The Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees Local 4883 has long been committed to be partners in the local community. One of the places this partnership shows up is the commitment to the Special Olympics of Maryland. The union's participation began with our late executive vice president Bill Eaton and continues to this day.  CLICK FOR MORE