MFPE members Sam Harrington, Michelle Wheat, and Field Consultant Larry Nielsen all attended this week’s hearing on HB 13 and testified in support of this important legislation. Watch their testimony:
Last summer, the MFPE state bargaining team surveyed MFPE members and then negotiated with the Governor’s office to agree on a proposed pay plan for state employees. By standing together, MFPE members guaranteed our voice was heard, and management agreed to our proposals. The current State Employee Pay Plan will lift up MFPE members, their families, and communities by increasing wages, managing health care costs, and retaining Montana’s best employees.
The proposed state employee pay plan includes:
- A pay increase of $0.55/hr. effective November 2022
- No increase in employee health insurance contributions, deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, or max out-of-pocket expenses
- A longevity pay increase from 1.5% to 2% for 25-year employees
These elements of the pay plan are written into House Bill (HB) 13 and must be passed by the legislature.
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