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Teacher Chapter Bargaining (2019-21 contract)

The MFT59 teacher chapter returned to the bargaining table six months before the current contract expired and has dates scheduled with the MPS team through the end of 2019.  With a clear 6-point plan that focuses on both worker needs and student learning environments, the MFT59 bargaining team hopes the District will come to the table ready to help create schools that serve all students - and the working conditions all educators deserve! 

2019-21 Bargaining - 6-Point Plan

Support, Don't Punish: Restorative Practices

All students deserve compassion, empathy, and a safe place to learn. Students deserve educators well-trained and well-supported in restorative 

practices. Schools must move toward practices that build relationships and resolve conflict. MPS must work to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.

Clean & Healthy Buildings

All students and educators deserve fully staffed schools that ensure a clean, healthy, and safe environment with soap in the bathroom, safe drinking water, 

sanitary classrooms, and working air conditioning in every school.

Class Size & Case Load Caps

Small class sizes allow time for teachers to plan quality lessons, talk to families, talk to each student every day, and give students the attention they

need to learn and grow. Small caseloads enable both classroom teachers and specialized instructional support service professions such as social workers, counselors, psychologists, nurses to ensure that every student’s needs are seen and every student and family is supported. 

Professional Pay

All students deserve highly qualified professionals who can afford to live in the community where they work. We need to attract and retain

excellent teachers of all backgrounds to MPS.

Teachers also need fair compensation for lost prep and unused sick days.

Paid Family Leave

Employees deserve to have paid time off when members of their family are ill or when they are parenting new members of their family. Educators who don't have

to worry about the number of sick days banked or amount in savings when experiencing an upheaval are better prepared for their students.

Affordable Health Care

All educators deserve affordable health insurance that meets the needs of diverse family structures. Essential to this benefit is the choice of insurance

provider, type of coverage, transparency of co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs, and privacy of our members.

Next Bargaining Session:
November 21, 2019
5 - 8pm @ MFT
Bargaining Proposals - Click the underlined text to access the proposals - not everything is uploaded, so keep checking back for updates!
MFT & MPS Proposals:
Length of School Year

Mar 21, May 16 & 30, June 13, 2019

no agreement reached; MFT may propose again

MFT Proposal:
Clean & Healthy Buildings

April 18, 2019

MPS counter-proposal: Sept 19 2019

MPS Proposal:  Art 15: Transfer, Assignment & Recall

June 13, 2019, re-presented Sept 5

See MFT proposals "Seniority" and "Protect" Oct 10

MPS Proposal:
Credit for Experience as an ESP

August 15, 2019

Under review by MFT

MPS Proposal: 11.6.5(c)(1) update to current practice

August 15, 2019

Under review by MFT

MFT Proposal:
Restorative Practices

September 5, 2019

MPS "declines" Sept 19 2019

MPS Proposal: Article 10: Personal Injury/Loss of Property

Presented October 10, 2019

Under review by MFT

MPS Proposals:
MOA Consolidation

Presented October 10, 2019

Under review by MFT

MFT Proposal:
Art. 9: Group Benefits

Presented: October 10, 2019

See MPS Benefits proposal from Sept 5th

MFT Proposal: MOA to Protect Teachers of Color from Layoffs

Presented: October 10, 2019

Under review by MPS

MFT Proposal:
Class Sizes and Case Loads

March 21, 2019

MPS "declines" proposal Sept 19 2019

MFT Proposal:
Specialists and Technology

May 2, 2019

MPS "declines" proposal Sept 19 2019

MPS Proposal: 9.13.2 Cash Payments & Sick Leave

August 15, 2019

Under review by MFT

MPS Proposal: 11.5(g) - correct typographical error

August 15, 2019

Under review by MFT

MFT Proposal:
Paid Leaves

September 5, 2019

Under review by MPS

MPS Proposal: Strike Coaching Stipend Language

Presented: October 10 2019

Under review by MFT

MPS Proposal: Article 11.1: Leaves of Absence

Presented October 10 2019

Under review by MFT

MFT Proposal:
Salary

Presented: October 10, 2019

Under review by MPS

MFT Proposal: Seniority Based Layoff Protection

Presented: October 10, 2019

Under review by MPS

Presented: October 10, 2019

Under review by MPS