School District 2 needs $5.6 million by 2018 to afford running the two new middle schools that it plans to build over the next three years.
Yellowstone County officials have hired a second fact finder to assist in ongoing contract negotiations between the county and the sheriff's deputies' union after the first had to remove himself from the process.
The School District 2 board unanimously approved the contract deal struck last week between the teachers union and district administration.
Contract negotiations between the teachers union and School District 2 officials ended Friday with the agreement that teachers would receive no across-the-board raise for the 2013-2014 school year.
Billings firefighter union representatives arrive Monday morning at a meeting with city staff members for contract negotiations at the water plant conference room on Belknap Avenue.
Workers at the Yellowstone County Courthouse voted to ratify a new contract agreement with Yellowstone County at a Sunday night meeting, averting a planned strike that could have started as soon as Monday.
Area school bus drivers negotiating a new contract with First Student — the national busing company that provides transportation services for School District 2 — have backed away temporarily from threatening to strike.
Contract negotiations between the local United Steelworkers International union and the ExxonMobil refinery in Lockwood are ongoing, with the third extension in less than a week allowing them to continue the talks.
A vote Monday night by the School District 2 board put the district one step closer to completing contracts with its three labor unions.
The Billings Police officer union voted Thursday night to ratify its new contract with the city.
Billings School District 2 officials will wait until after the state legislature finishes business and a state budget is in place before deciding how to move foward with its contract with the local teachers union.