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Help Fight HB 216
Feb 02, 2023

Sisters and Brothers,

Amendments have been proposed to HB216 and we need to get further messages into the House State Administration committee stating our continued opposition to both the bill and the amendments. 

Please ask union members to email or call the members of the House State Administration Committee TODAY to ask them to VOTE NO on the amendment AND VOTE NO on HB 216.  

Please activate members across the state but messages from members in the following House Districts should be prioritized:

Rep. Courtenay Sprunger - HD 7 - Kalispell

Rep. Tony Brockman - HD 9 - Evergreen

Rep. Kenneth Walsh - HD 71 - Ennis, Twin Bridges

Rep. Gary Parry - HD 39 - Huntley, Forsyth, Colstrip

Rep. Julie Dooling, Chair - HD 70 - Townsend

Rep. Marta Bertoglio - HD 75 - Boulder, Clancy, Whitehall

Rep. Paul Green - HD 41 - Lame Deer, Busby, Lyola, Broadus

This bill is still an ongoing fight we need to stop. The House State Administration Committee has heard HB 216 to "revise laws related to public employees and labor organizations."

Here are some facts about HB216:

  • Adds unnecessary verbiage to MT policy by stating what is already in practice: public employees are not required to be in a union

  • Requires union members to sign up for the union every year

Please email the members of the House State Administration Committee before Tuesday to ask them to DO NOT PASS HB 216 and thank them for their service. Please keep your email brief and respectful.

THANK YOU for standing up for Montana's middle class!

Please send messages to the members of this committee to state your opposition. Below are instructions on how to do this:

BY PHONE:  individuals can call 406.444.4800 and say they want to leave a message for members of the House State Administration committee.

SUBMIT COMMENT ONLINE CLICK HERE: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/send-a-letter-stop-government-overreach/

BE SURE TO OPT OUT OF FUTURE EMAILS FROM ACTION NETWORK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM 

OR FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: To submit a comment opposing HB216 go to https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/ and follow the instructions below.

1. After you fill out the required fields, you must choose the committee to which you would like to submit a comment. You have the option of either legislators or committees.

This is a House bill so you must make sure you select (H) State Administration from the drop-down menu.

2. Under Bill Type and Number select HB and type 216.

3. Enter your message to the committee. Keep it simple and to the point. Below are message guidelines.


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IBEW Local 233
PO Box 131
Helena, MT 59624
  406-442-3185

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