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The District has established this website to keep the community informed on collective bargaining with the Morton School District employees who are represented by labor unions. The Morton Education Association (MEA) represents teachers and other certificated positions; the Public School Employees of Morton (PSE) represents classified positions including bus drivers, cooks, custodians, and paraeducators. 

Information on this page provide an archive on the bargaining teams' efforts to date on reaching agreement on the renewal of union contracts:

  • The current  MEA bargaining agreement runs through August 31, 2019. Negotiations are expected to begin during the 2017/18 school year.
  • The current  PSE bargaining agreement runs through August 31, 2018. Negotiations are expected to begin during the 2017/18 school year.  

Updates and related news will be posted below during collective bargaining. 

  • The District and MEA met on 7/30/2014 and reached a tentative agreement
  • The District and PSE exchanged proposals on 7/24/2018 and will meet again on 8/16/2018.
  • The Disrtict countered the MEA's proposal and offered a 3rd counter proposal on 7/20/2018. This proposal is still under consideration and the District and MEA are meeting on 7/30/2018 at 8 AM to work on language only.
  • The District resubmitted the initial proposal from 7/20/2018 to the MEA after it was rejected and the District rejected the MEA's initial proposal. 
  • The District made the following proposal on 7/20/2018 to the MEA. 
  • The District and MEA meet again on 7/20/2018 and District will be proposing first as the 3rd counter proposal was countered by the MEA.
  • The District made the following 3rd counter proposal on 6/20/2018 to the MEA after the second proposal was countered. 
  • The District made the following 2nd counter proposal on 6/20/2018 to the MEA after the first proposal was countered. 
  • The District made the following counter proposal on 6/20/2018 to the MEA.
  • The MEA and District held their last negotiation meeting on 6/13/2018. The District made the following  proposal. The MEA and District are set to meet again on 6/20/2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 
  • The PSE and District have set July 24th as their next bargaining session from Noon to 3:00 PM.
  • The MEA and District held a bargaining session from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday, June 1st.
  • The PSE and District are set to hold a bargaining session from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday, May 18th.
  • On 4/16 the MEA and District met to review and share current understandings and knowledge around the funding bills as passed by the legislature. 
  • The District and MEA have had multiple meetings as a committee on a new proposal on co-curricular positions which is to be brought to the bargaining table in 2018.
  • The PSE and District met on 3/6/2018 to share information regarding new funding laws as set by the state legislature. 
  • The MSD and MEA are set to open mid-contract negotiations as specified in the approved contract from 1/8/2018:
    • ARTICLE XXV DURATION:  This agreement shall be effective upon date of ratification and be in effect till August 31, 2019.
      Negotiations shall be opened on or before April 1st, 2018, to bargain compensation only for the final year of the agreement to meet the requirements of EHB 2242. This would include all compensation, such as, but not limited to:
      • Teacher salaries
      • Co-curricular contracts
  • The MSD Board of Directors approved the 2-year contract with the MEA on 1/8/2018.
  • The MEA and MSD resume negotiations in mediation on 11/17/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations in mediation on 10/20/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations in mediation on 10/19/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations in mediation on 9/6/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD filed jointly for mediation with Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) on 8/26/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations on 8/26/2017
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations on 8/8/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations on 7/31/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations on 6/12/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations on 5/22/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD resumed negotiations on 4/26/2017.
  • The MEA and MSD began negotiations on 4/10/2017.