Work That Matters: Celebrating the dignity and value of public service
Montana’s public employees are the folks who:
- Keep our communities and neighborhoods safe.
- Keep our drinking water clean.
- Conduct research that creates new businesses and jobs.
- Safeguard our health.
- Protect our most vulnerable citizens—children, seniors, and others.
- Plow and maintain our roads.
- Teach our children, young people, and adults.
- And much more.
Public employees live and work in communities all across Montana, providing services that keep Montana functioning.
The Work That Matters campaign is about telling their stories and showing the important work they do for Montana’s people and economy. Read more.
September 29th, 2010
The Work That Matters campaign travels to Bozeman Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2010, for another work site “listening tour.”
Bozeman area legislators, a representative from the governor’s office, and others will join MEA-MFT and Montana Public Employees Assoc. leaders and staff to visit five public employee work sites in Bozeman.
Public employees at these sites will talk about the work they do and why it matters to Montana’s people and economy.
The Bozeman listening tour is the third in a series. The first tours took place in Boulder, Helena, and Great Falls earlier this year.
The Bozeman tour will visit work sites at the state Dept. of Corrections Probation & Parole, Montana State University, Bozeman High School, Head Start, and the state Dept. of Revenue.
April 14th, 2010
The Work That Matters campaign moves to Great Falls April 15, 2010, with a tour of several work sites. MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver, Great Falls area legislators, and others will visit public employees (all MEA-MFT members) at the following sites: Dept. of Public Health and Human Services Child Enforcement, Great Falls Head Start, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, Cascade Co. Deputy County Attorneys, and Probation & Parole.
Dept. of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) Child Enforcement–Child Support Compliance Officers work to make sure children receive medical and financial support by establishing, enforcing, and increasing public awareness of parental obligations.
Great Falls Head Start–Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.
Montana School for the Deaf and Blind–Montana School for the Deaf & Blind provides comprehensive educational services for Montana’s deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired children.
Cascade County Attorney’s Office–Cascade County attorneys prosecute all criminal offenses committed in the County with the exception of municipal ordinance violations.
Montana Probation and Parole Great Falls Office–Probation and Parole officers protect public safety by supervising convicted criminals in the community so that they can live law-abiding lives while holding jobs, paying taxes and supporting families.
February 2nd, 2010
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, joined Work That Matters coalition members in launching the Work That Matters campaign in Montana Jan. 21. Read more (external link).