MEA-MFT Field Services


Where the rubber hits the road


MEA-MFT members are dedicated folks who work hard for the Montana people they serve. They deserve fair salaries, benefits, and working conditions.


MEA-MFT’s field consultants provide frontline assistance and training for MEA-MFT members, leaders, and local affiliates across Montana, helping with local bargaining and contract enforcement.


Our 12 field consultants and five associate field staff, in five field offices across the state, directly assist MEA-MFT’s nearly 300 local bargaining units. Their expert advice and hands-on assistance are just a phone call or e-mail away.


MEA-MFT field consultants directly help locals with issues related to bargaining, salary schedules, mediation, fact-finding, grievance arbitrations, local organizing, and contract enforcement.   


Our field consultants also offer training to local affiliates on more than 40 different topics. To name a few:

 

  • membership recruitment and retention 

  • organizing a bargaining team

  • writing proposals and counterproposals 

  • identifying a bargaining strategy 

  • contract enforcement

  • grievance processing 

  • organizing a local mill levy or electoral campaign

Click here to see who our field staff are, where they are located, which MEA-MFT local affiliates they serve, and how to reach them.