MSU-Bozeman closes in on first contract

MEA-MFT members at Montana State University-Bozeman have finished bargaining their first contracts. Now it's ratification time.


MEA-MFT has two local units at MSU-Bozeman: tenure track and non-tenure track. MEA-MFT Field Consultant Tom Burgess has been working with the two units simultaneously on their contracts.


“Our bargaining teams have been working overtime to secure good agreements,” he said. “We believe faculty will overwhelmingly support the contracts.”


The MSU units organized and joined MEA-MFT two years ago. As a result, all faculty at Montana’s public higher education campuses are now part of the MEA-MFT family.


“We worked hard to secure language in the contracts giving faculty a strong voice in issues like due process, promotions, transfers, and working conditions,” Burgess said. “I’m proud of our members and bargaining teams for the work they’ve done.”

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