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MFT Negotiations - Teachers

Minneapolis Public Schools is in the process of negotiating new agreements with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) both the teacher and ESP chapters. 

Learn more about our values and approach to bargaining. 

Read updates below, including translations in Spanish, Somali and Hmong. Translations will be added as soon as they are available.

Negotiations Updates

MPS passed 20 proposals to MFT at the Feb. 8 session focused primarily on language clean-up, current and forthcoming statutory requirements that are not aligned to current contract language, and adding gender inclusive language.

The focus of the Jan. 25, 2024 session was MPS’s counterproposal to the union’s Adult Education proposal.

We are both surprised and saddened by the MFT (Teacher Chapter) request to file to move into mediation after just five sessions.

The session started with a discussion about the proposals and counter-proposals shared during the Dec. 13 session. MFT then shared proposals.

Last night’s session included Adult Education proposals and an initial salary proposal for birth - 22 teachers.

Last night’s session included revisiting the conversation about norms, with MPS presenting a counterproposal.

Last night, MPS and MFT - Teacher Chapter participated in our second public bargaining session.

The first public MPS and MFT Teacher Chapter bargaining session focused on proposing norms as well as providing a statement of values.

Minneapolis Public Schools has started negotiating new agreements with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) including both the ESP and Teacher chapters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Feb. 29, 2024

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) are continuing contract negotiations through mediation. During mediation, a neutral third party assists both sides in reaching an agreement. 

The first mediation session with the MFT Teacher Chapter is scheduled for Feb. 29. These sessions are closed and will be scheduled by the Bureau of Mediation Services.