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MEA-MFT Research

MEA-MFT Research Director Diane Fladmo

MEA-MFT’s local bargaining teams are among the best prepared in the nation, thanks to the support and training provided by MEA-MFT’s Research Director, Diane Fladmo


Diane stays on top of current school and government funding issues, Montana’s state and local revenue systems, and members’ health benefits and pension funding.


She provides important support to MEA-MFT’s local affiliates and field consultants in bargaining, mediation, and fact-finding.


She also supplies the facts and figures to support local and community organizing, plus the numbers that underlie MEA-MFT’s legislative lobbying efforts, health or pension activities, and sometimes litigation.


Diane also maintains the MEA-MFT contract analysis and contract database as well as school budget and expenditure analysis programs. She supports local field consultants in constructing salary schedules, modeling bargaining proposals, and creating salary schedule comparisons. And she compiles the annual MEA-MFT State and Local Classified and K12 Certified and Classified Salary Book.


Armed with the latest facts and figures from MEA-MFT Research, and with training and support from the MEA-MFT headquarters and field staff, our members have made tremendous strides toward improving their economic security as well as their working conditions.


MEA-MFT Research Director Diane Fladmo works in the Helena office. You can reach her at, 800.398.0826, or 447.1465.