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Labor Day picnic

Labor Day picnic

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.

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Mari Messinger of the AFL-CIO serves hot dogs

Mari Messinger of the AFL-CIO serves hot dogs

Mari Messinger of the AFL-CIO, left, serves hot dogs to Trevor Jacobsen, right, and his son Jasper at the Labor Day picnic Monday.

September 02, 2013 1:58 pmLoading…
U.S. Senator Jon Tester

U.S. Senator Jon Tester

Sen. Jon Tester supports labeling of genetically modified food.

May 10, 2013 12:04 pmLoading…
Boilermaker John Roeber

Boilermaker John Roeber

Boilermaker John Roeber at the Montana AFL-CIO Convention in Billings Friday, May 10, 2013.

May 10, 2013 12:04 pmLoading…
Kurt Swenson Vice President for the Corval Group

Kurt Swenson Vice President for the Corval Group

Kurt Swenson, vice president for the Corval Group, speaks Friday to the Montana AFL-CIO Convention in Billings.

May 10, 2013 12:04 pmLoading…

Utah labor leader dies after Montana motorcycle crash

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.

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District judge: Tax rebate referendum is unconstitutional

District judge: Tax rebate referendum is unconstitutional

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.

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Judge throws out key argument in unions' effort to get issue off ballot

Judge throws out key argument in unions' effort to get issue off ballot

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.

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New ethics chief recuses self in Schweitzer case

HELENA — The new commissioner of political practices recently appointed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer is recusing himself in the governor's own ethics case.

February 15, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

Montana says it is prepared if truck drivers strike

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.

January 20, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Board seeks more info before hearing state union appeal

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.

December 15, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…

Butte school board accepts administrators' counter offer

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.

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Wyoming's workplace fatality rate still ranks among worst in nation

Wyoming's workplace fatality rate still ranks among worst in nation

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…

July 14, 2011 4:56 pm Photos

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Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

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.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…
New AFL-CIO leader calls for more aggressive approach

New AFL-CIO leader calls for more aggressive approach

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.

May 29, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Al Ekblad

Al Ekblad

Al Ekblad listens as Rich Trumka, the national president of the AFL-CIO, speaks at the Montana AFL-CIO

May 27, 2011 5:50 pmLoading…
AFL-CIO president speaks in Helena

AFL-CIO president speaks in Helena

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.

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AFL-CIO's Trumka fires up union members

AFL-CIO's Trumka fires up union members

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.

May 13, 2011 8:22 pmLoading…
McGarvey retiring from AFL-CIO

McGarvey retiring from AFL-CIO

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.

April 21, 2011 7:13 pmLoading…

Don't put budget cuts on back of state workers

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…

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