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January 2014 Newsletter

Jan 2014 Newsletter

3rd Montana Health Center

3-Sept8:00 amMDTGlendive MDT
3-Sept10:30 amDawson CollegeDawson Community College -UC 102
300 College Dr
3-Sept1:00 pmDawson CollegeDawson Community College -UC 102
300 College Dr
3-Sept7:00 pmSleep InnSleep Inn
Tongue River Room
1006 S Haynes Ave
Miles City
4-Sept9:00 amSleep InnSleep Inn
Tongue River Room
1006 S Haynes Ave
Miles City
4-Sept12:30 pmPine HillsPine Hills
4 N Hayes Ave
4-Sept2:15 pmPine HillsPine Hills
4 N Hayes Ave

July Newsletter

MPEA July Newsletter

DEQ Election Results

DEQ Election Results

The contract has overwhelmingly ratified.

The new Chapter Officers are as follows:

Lisa Tucker – President

Dave Feldman – Vice President

Hayden Janssen – Secretary


Matthew Kent

Devin Clary

Gina Self

Julie Allen

Billings Health Center

Billings Health Center

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

MDT Update

MDT Negotiations

Mail ballots were sent July 2nd for the purpose of ratifying the 2013-2015 collective bargaining agreement.



Please notice that MDT has a new Field Representative, Raymond Berg.

He is planning to have meet and greets around the state in the near future. Presently he has visited Lewistown, Miles City, and Glendive MDT offices. Raymond would like to meet new leaders or have conversations with members interested in becoming more active. Please feel free to contact Raymond at the Helena Headquarters at 1-800-221-3468 or email him at to assist in scheduling upcoming meetings in your district.

March Leader

Legislative Leader March 2013

Health Screenings

Ready for a round of health screenings for state workers? Here’s the schedule!

Great Falls YTC

Great Falls Youth Transition Center Gets First Contract

The Great Falls Youth Transition Center ratified its “first ever” collective bargaining agreement June 7, according to MPEA Field Representative Bob Chatriand, principal negotiator.

This “first ever” contract provides for pay adjustments, a grievance process, working conditions and union security—the four corners to any good labor contract. This eight person chapter is part of the Department of Corrections.

Chatriand said one of the last issues to be settled involved wages. An unfair labor practice had been filed by another union challenging the department’s decision not to provide negotiated pay adjustments. That issue was resolved April 6 in favor of the union position and the new chapter had already come to agreement on the other major issues.

In a letter to department employees announcing the decision and the pay adjustments Corrections Director Mike Ferriter wrote “We can only hope that the 2013 legislature will fix the problems with the broadband pay plan by providing the funding to move employees to the 2010 market rate.”

Chapter members Tony Avanzo and David Clark worked with Chatriand at the bargaining table. The first negotiation session for this “first ever” contract was March 28, 2011.