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GABA victory for public employee retirees 07/29/2015
All persons – active and retired - enrolled in the Montana Public Employees' Retirement System defined benefit pension plan who were hired to work for the state, local governments, and public schools any time before July 1, 2013 are guaranteed their annual benefit adjustment (GABA).

Nominations open for ESP of the Year 2016 07/27/2015
Nominee must be an active member of MEA-MFT with at least three years experience working in a Montana school as of January 15 of the award year and must continue as an employee with the district during the elected year and immediate school year following. Nomination deadline: September 10, 2015.

Learn about state health centers July 22-Aug 5 07/21/2015
State employees and members in the MUST health insurance system: Here's your chance to learn more about Montana's Health Centers, which are available to you and your family.

MEA-MFT wins on teachers’ retirement  07/01/2015
Good news: District court has ruled in favor of MEA-MFT in our case to save Montana teachers’ Guaranteed Annual Benefit Adjustment (GABA).

MEA-MFT & our foundation work to promote teacher leaders 06/26/2015
MEA-MFT and our foundation, the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation (MPTF), pour considerable time and resources into providing top-quality professional development for teachers.

9 Montana teachers chosen as math & science finalists 06/10/2015
Nine Montana school teachers have been selected as the 2015 state finalists for the national prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), the nation’s highest honor for U.S. mathematics and science teachers in grades kindergarten through 12.

Sign up now for the MPTF Golf Scramble! 06/10/2015

PASS Training, Helena 05/11/2015
Paraprofessional Achieving Standards Successfully Training. August 3 - 6, 2015 Helena, MT

Governor signs SB 411 to close MDC 05/06/2015
A terrible decision for MDC patients, their families, the employees, and the town of Boulder.

Parents of patients at MDC ask governor to veto SB 411 04/29/2015
SB 411, the bill to close MDC, is now on the governor's desk. Please ask him to veto it. Call 444-3111 to leave your message.

Legislature adjourns after failing to pass crucial infrastructure bill 04/28/2015
After more shenanigans in the Montana House of Representatives, the session’s key infrastructure bill is dead.

regional training 04/02/2015

Bozeman Chronicle joins outpouring of support for Early Edge 03/20/2015
If bills were passed strictly on the basis of public support, the governor's public preschool plan, Early Edge, would have passed long ago.

Family Foundation targets MT public schools 03/18/2015
Jeff Laszloffy, head of the right-wing Montana Family Foundation, has been a ubiquitious presence at the 2015 Montana Legislature. One of the group's main goals is to pass bills that siphon public funds from public schools to private schools.

Tax dollars for private schools? 03/13/2015
Montanans are clearly opposed to tax benefits for private schools. Which legislators are listening?

Who should be Montana's next Teacher of the Year? 03/10/2015
Nominate now: Nomination deadline is April 30, 2015.

Fate of Medicaid expansion 03/09/2015
After three hours of testimony most of which supported HB 249 (Noonan) – Governor Bullock’s Medicaid Expansion proposal - House Human Services did the expected. It killed the bill with a “Do Not Pass” motion. But Medicaid expansion might not be dead for this session.

House Committee rejects Early Edge; fight isn't over 03/09/2015
It’s disappointing, but this isn’t the end for Early Edge.

Gazette agrees with us: SB 107 is a bad idea 03/04/2015
MEA-MFT strongly opposes SB 107. So does the Billings Gazette. Read on. Then please get ready to help fight this bill in the House. It has already passed the Senate.

Legislative session nears halfway mark 02/24/2015
Montana's 2015 legislature is approaching the halfway mark. It has been a tough session. MEA-MFT leaders, staff, and members are front and center at the legislature every day