AFT Vice President
Eric Feaver is president of the MEA-MFT, which represents 18,000 professional and classified employees in 300 bargaining units in K-12 public schools, the university system, Head Start, state and local governments, and private healthcare across Montana. MEA-MFT is the merged union of the former Montana Education Association and the former Montana Federation of Teachers. MEA-MFT is the largest union in Montana.
From 1974 to 1984, Feaver taught English and social studies in the Helena public schools. In 1984, he was elected president of the former MEA. He held that post until 2000, when he was elected the first president of MEA-MFT. He has been re-elected seven times since.
Feaver was born in Wyoming and raised in Oklahoma. From 1969 to 1970, he served in Vietnam in the 4th Infantry Division as an Army combat medic wherein he received several commendations, including a Combat Medical Badge and a Bronze Star. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government, history and economics from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in American history from the University of Maryland, and an honorary doctorate from Montana State University.