Jan 20 update: The proposed constitution mentioned below was adopted by both MEA-MFT and MPEA delegates. We are now merged! Here is the constitution as adopted.
The wheels are in motion. As directed by our respective memberships, MEA-MFT and the Montana Public Employees Association (MPEA) are in the process of merging into one great union.
Saturday, January 20, 2018, is a key date in the merger process!
On that date, MEA-MFT will convene a SPECIAL one-day representative assembly at the Great Northern Hotel, Helena. Our special representative assembly will begin at 11:00 am and adjourn no later than 3:00 pm. Just four hours total.
|Merger documents for delegates:
MPEA will convene a concurrent special annual meeting at the same time, date, and place.
Our two unions are meeting with one goal in mind. The last two regular MEA-MFT representative assemblies and MPEA annual meetings first directed our two unions to discuss merger and then to merge respectively by mid-year 2018.
Pursuant to those directives, officers and staff from our two unions have met at length and prepared a constitution for a new union.
The purpose of our special assemblies January 20, 2018, is to consider and adopt the constitution.
When our two unions adopt the proposed constitution, we are absolutely on the merger road and expect to be officially one new union by September 1, 2018.
Listen to radio news story about the merger.
MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver has sent a letter to local presidents of all MEA-MFT local affiliates with information on sending delegates to the special January 20 representative assembly.
Hop on the bus: For safety, cost, and convenience, MEA-MFT and MPEA have planned bus transportation for delegates in and around Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Missoula, and Kalispell. Delegates may register here to ride buses.
Be part of history! Talk to your local president if you are interested in serving as a delegate to the January 20 special representative assembly.
Helena area accommodations: Local affiliates are responsible for delegate accommodations. A block of rooms has been reserved for delegates at the Great Northern. Here are other Helena area accommodations in case that block gets filled.