MEA-MFT is the result of a merger between NEA and AFT affiliates in Montana, and a long negotiation process will finally culminate in a vote to merge with yet another public employees union, the 7,000-member Montana Public Employees Association.
The representative assemblies of both organizations will meet in Helena on January 20 to approve the merger and new constitution.
If approved, another meeting will be held in April to elect officers, set dues and approve a budget. The new organization, to be called the Montana Federation of Public Employees, would begin operations in September 2018.
The vote will take place in the Great Northern Hotel, so if you’re staying overnight, ask for Room 315. I’m pretty sure the previous occupant has checked out.