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Montana reaches deal on pay increases for employees

Montana reaches deal on pay increases for employees

HELENA — Public employee unions and the Bullock administration reached agreement in a little more than an hour Wednesday to give most state employees a 3 percent pay raise in July, followed by a 5 percent increase in November 2014.

June 05, 2013 4:02 pm Related Loading…

Tenured faculty at Montana State reject union

BOZEMAN — Tenured faculty at Montana State University have voted to decertify the union that has represented them for the past four years.

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Guest opinion: Don't buy Balyeat's argument against public schools

Joe Balyeat (Feb. 2 guest opinion) is no friend of public programs and services, especially public education and the folks who serve therein. He would privatize our public schools at taxpayer expense. He would lay waste to the democratic public school governing structures outlined in our sta…

February 07, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Former Montana labor leader Jim McGarvey dies in Seattle

HELENA — Jim McGarvey, one of Montana’s longest-serving leaders of organized labor, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday morning in Seattle.

August 28, 2012 11:27 amLoading…
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.

June 06, 2012 3:12 pm Related Loading…

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…

Health premiums frozen for Montana public retirees

HELENA — Retirees of Montana public employee retirement systems will face no increase in health insurance premiums under an agreement reached by Gov. Brian Schweitzer and public employee unions.

September 08, 2011 2:34 pmLoading…
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…

Unions, Schweitzer administration reach tentative pay agreement

HELENA — The Schweitzer administration and the state's three major public employee unions reached a tentative agreement Wednesday on a pay raise for state employees over the next two years.

November 10, 2010 4:43 pm Related Loading…

Foundations' investment in advocacy pays off, study shows

HELENA - When foundations invest in nonprofit advocacy and organizing efforts, it can pay off for families and communities, a new study that covers Montana concludes.

September 28, 2010 9:00 amLoading…
Higher ed turns more and more to nontenured instructors

Higher ed turns more and more to nontenured instructors

It's a topic everyone in higher education is talking about.

October 04, 2009 12:30 am Related

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