A Family of Professionals

We are pleased to welcome you to MFPE. As a MFPE member, you are a part of Montana’s largest union. With 25,000 members, MFPE is an elite group of dedicated individuals who work hard each day for the people of Montana. We are public school teachers and school support staff; state, county, and city government employees; higher education staff; health care workers; and Head Start staff.

As a MFPE member, you never stand alone. The federation is your strongest advocate, whether it’s at the local bargaining table or legislative committee debates, MFPE defends members’ rights under the law.

Joining MFPE is also one of the best investments you can make in your career and your future. From professional development and secure wages, to community support and year-round advocacy, the benefits of MFPE membership are impressive and diverse. Individuals can become members in one of six different categories. Whether you are an active or retired government worker, substitute teacher, or a student, there are membership options to best accommodate your needs and the rights and benefits you want protected.

We welcome your membership and continuing to expand our ranks. Visit our Join MFPE page or Value of Membership page to learn more about becoming a member.

Membership Doesn’t Cost, It Pays!

Professional development

  • High-quality statewide and local conferences and workshops on a wide variety of timely topics designed to help you in your career.
  • Leadership at local, state, and national levels that promotes high standards of excellence in public education and public service.
  • Publications and research to keep you informed on professional issues in your field.
  • Leadership training.

Securing professional wages and benefits

  • Professional, experienced MFPE staff to assist in collective bargaining for salaries and benefits that honor the important work you do.

Protecting you, your career, your family

  • MFPE staff help members resolve work-related problems such as grievances, dismissals, workers compensation, and retirement.
  • Assistance to local units in negotiating and maintaining contracts that protect members' rights, working conditions, and salaries.
  • Low-cost, high-quality insurance to help you protect yourself, your family, home, and valuables.

Your voice in issues that affect you

  •  Year-round advocacy for members in policy decisions that affect you and your job.

Building community support

  • Year-round efforts to showcase the important, high-quality work our members do through advertising, presentations, and news articles.

Other member services

  • Special discounts designed to save members hundreds of dollars on services such as home financing, no-fee, low-rate credit cards, financial planning assistance, low-cost car and home insurance, and much more.
  • An opportunity to participate in a representative, member-driven, grassroots organization.