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.
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Read updates below, including translations in Spanish, Somali and Hmong. Translations will be added as soon as they are available.
View updates on proposals and responses shared by MPS and MFT.
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.
MPS shared multiple proposals and counterproposals.
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.
MPS Communications Department
- Teachers have proposed a salary increase of 8.5% in year one and 7.5% in year two. Why hasn’t MPS agreed to give teachers the salary increase they have asked for?
- Has MPS offered any salary increase to teachers?
- What does mediation look like?
- What other bargaining groups is MPS negotiating with?
- Can MPS cut costs at central office (Davis) to give teachers what they are asking for?
- MPS estimated annual deficits of millions but the actual year-end financial shows general fund surpluses and a growing general fund balance. Why?
- MPS has increased administration costs but decreased spending on instruction. Why?
- Do MPS teachers have a competitive salary? MFT says the average teacher salary at MPS is 6% lower than the average pay in other districts.