About OPA

DPHHS Office of Public Assistance Employees (MFPE Local 7793) is a state wide local, comprised of Client Service Coordinators, Client Service Technicians, and Trainers employed with the Office of Public Assistance from all over the state of Montana. As a former local within MPEA, we came into the merger with MEA-MFT to form MFPE with a difference in governing and the goal to transition into a more member driven and transformational model. In May 2019, the conversation picked up and by June 2019, a work-shopped version of the current constitution was sent to membership and voted in by the majority of our membership. Soon after MFPE headquarters assisted in the democratic process of electing officers and a board of directors. In November 2019, the newly elected board negotiated and came to agreement with management regarding our 2019-2021 contract. This included several victories, the largest being a long overdue adjustment to base pay rates for our agency.

 

As a local, we advocate for our members in a multitude of ways, including work place representation, grievance assistance, collectively bargaining for better wages/benefits/working conditions, and the list goes on. If you are a member and have questions please feel free to contact any member of your board. If you are not yet a member and would like to find out how to join, please contact us! We would love to welcome you into our union family.

Contact Us

To contact us via email, click HERE

 

Visit our Facebook Group HERE

Events

August 2020

7-8- MFPE Board of Directors meeting

25- Local Board of Directors meeting

26- Prebudget Bargaining session

September 2020

29- Local Board of Directors meeting

October 2020

27- Local Board of Directors meeting

November 2020

24- Local Board of Directors meeting

December 2020

29- Local Board of Directors meeting

 

 

Officers

Sam Harrington– CSC, Great Falls

President

406-788-3631

 

Rikki Kindler– CSC, Great Falls

Vice President

406-781-1075

 

Dawnita “Beth” Juneau– CSC, Great Falls

Secretary Treasurer

 

Kristen VanderMeyden– CSC, Kalispell

Region 1 Member at Large

 

Betsy Jo Ryan– CSC, Billings

Region 2 Member at Large

 

Micheal Creger– CSC, Great Falls

Region 3 Member at Large

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