Ed Logan of the AFL-CIO and United Steel Workers unions, right, and Tim Stavnes of the International Association of Fire Fighters cook burgers and hot dogs on the grill as a large line forms in Rose Park for the annual Labor Day picnic Monday.
Mari Messinger of the AFL-CIO, left, serves hot dogs to Trevor Jacobsen, right, and his son Jasper at the Labor Day picnic Monday.
Sen. Jon Tester supports labeling of genetically modified food.
Boilermaker John Roeber at the Montana AFL-CIO Convention in Billings Friday, May 10, 2013.
Kurt Swenson, vice president for the Corval Group, speaks Friday to the Montana AFL-CIO Convention in Billings.
SALT LAKE CITY — State labor officials say the president of Utah's AFL-CIO labor organization has died a day after a Montana motorcycle accident.
HELENA — A state district judge has struck from the November ballot a legislative referendum that, if approved by voters, would have provided for money to be automatically refunded to taxpayers if certain fiscal conditions were met.
HELENA — A state District Court judge Wednesday dismissed a key argument in a challenge to a November 2012 ballot measure on tax refunds, but he hasn’t ruled on the remaining issues.
HELENA — The new commissioner of political practices recently appointed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer is recusing himself in the governor's own ethics case.
HELENA — A union representing about 300 state Department of Transportation workers has voted to authorize a strike, if necessary, to resolve a dispute over a pay freeze.
HELENA — The state Board of Personnel Appeals decided Thursday it needs more information before ruling on an appeal by public sector unions of a hearing officer's rejection of their unfair labor practices complaint over the Legislature's rejection of a pay raise.
BUTTE — The Butte school board has accepted a counter offer by 15 administrators who went on strike for two days last week. The two-year contract includes an overall 5 percent raise.
Wyoming’s workplace fatality rate improved from the worst in the nation — 17 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2007 — to fourth worst in 2009, according to an AFL-CIO report, passing the “worst” distinction to Montana, Louisiana and North Dakota, where many drilling rigs migrated during the…
HELENA — Various businesses, trade associations, unions, advocacy groups and government agencies spent $5.7 million seeking to influence the 2011 Montana Legislature, reports filed with the state political practices commissioner’s office show.
HELENA — Montana's labor movement must become more aggressive and technologically savvier to fight politically for the rights of workers and the middle class, the state AFL-CIO's new leader said.
Al Ekblad listens as Rich Trumka, the national president of the AFL-CIO, speaks at the Montana AFL-CIO
Montana Historical Society employee Rich Aarstad, right, catches AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka after his speech Friday in Helena. Aarstad wanted to give Trumka a copy of the labor history notes from Montana that have been held at the society.
HELENA -- Union workers across the country must stand up to fight efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits to reduce the federal deficit, national AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka told Montana union members Friday.
Jim McGarvey will be retiring as head of the Montana AFL-CIO later this month. McGarvey, 69, is completing his sixth year as chief of the state AFL-CIO, with his term expiring next month.
I was an probation/parole officer for adults for 30 years (recently retired) and was offended by Sen. Jeff Essmann's comment that "state employees need to recognize that they need to be fair with state taxpayers." I would remind Essmann that state employees are taxpayers as well and could ev…