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Governor seeks bids for medical clinic for state employees

By   /  February 9, 2012  /  Montana, News  /  2 Comments

Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Thursday that Montana is seeking bids to develop its own employee medical clinic to improve the quality of care for state employees, legislators and their dependents, and to decrease health care costs.
Schweitzer told reporters such a plan would eventually benefit nearly 12,000 employees.
“I can’t find anyone in Montana who supports the current […]

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More unions question lawmaker’s study on state worker pay raises

By   /  December 27, 2011  /  Montana, News, Uncategorized  /  4 Comments

Editor’s note: The debate continues with the reader comments at the bottom of this story. Be sure to check out Gary’s comments, which were post 11:31 a.m. Dec. 28.
By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – The heads of two state employee unions have joined a fellow union chief in questioning a report by a Montana lawmaker that found […]

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Unions appeal pay hike denial, ask governor back to bargaining table

By   /  October 4, 2011  /  Montana, News, Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – The head of Montana’s largest public employees union told members Tuesday an appeal was filed to overturn a Board of Personnel Appeals recommendation that upholds a decision by the state Legislature to deny raises to state employees promised by the governor.
And on Tuesday, the heads of three unions sent a “demand […]

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Unions file complaint over pay raise struck down by lawmakers

By   /  May 25, 2011  /  Montana, News  /  No Comments

By PHIL DRAKE
HELENA – Three employee unions filed an unfair labor practice charge against the state of Montana on Wednesday, claiming the state Legislature, which struck down pay increases, failed to bargain in good faith and act in a timely manner over the raises the unions had negotiated with the governor.
The move could force the […]

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Unions ratify 4% pay raise agreement; OK awaits Legislature

By   /  November 30, 2010  /  Montana, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

Members of Montana’s three state employee unions voted to ratify the pay plan agreement with the state, union officials said Tuesday.
Members of MEA-MFT, AFSCME of Montana, and the Montana Public Employees Association voted by mail-in ballot and ratified the agreement by majority vote. The vote count was completed Nov. 30, union officials said in a news […]

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