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Collective Bargaining

Guest opinion: Unions provide workers freedom to balance job, life

Today, all workers have the right to choose to stick together and collectively bargain with their employer for a better life. Even employees’ who have never exercised that right still have it. The key element to true rights is that those rights are there when you need them.

September 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

University system still negotiating pay

HELENA - The pay raises proposed for state employees over the next two years don't apply to employees of the Montana University System.

June 06, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

U-System working on own pay deal with employees

HELENA — The Montana university system isn’t covered by the state pay deal reached Tuesday, and its chief labor negotiator said he doesn’t know for sure yet what kind of agreements will be reached.

June 05, 2013 7:47 pmLoading…

Sheridan firefighters win pay dispute with city

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Supreme Court has sided with firefighters who sued the city of Sheridan after they were denied pay raises.

March 28, 2013 5:44 pmLoading…

Unions again ask board to decide state pay case

HELENA — State employee unions are again turning to a hearings board in an unfair labor practices complaint lodged against the 2011 Montana Legislature.

March 20, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

After delays, SD2 works through negotiations with its smaller unions

Movement is starting to happen on the long-delayed contract talks with the two smaller unions in Billings School District 2.

October 13, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Hearings officer rejects state employee union complaint

HELENA — State labor unions promised a long fight Thursday after a hearings officer recommended rejecting the unions' unfair-labor-practice complaint that alleges wrongdoing when the Legislature nixed a negotiated pay deal.

September 29, 2011 1:10 pmLoading…
Union members celebrate Labor Day, call for solidarity

Union members celebrate Labor Day, call for solidarity

While celebrating Labor Day at Rose Park, area union workers said on Monday that they must make their voices heard across the nation in the face of recent heated politcal battles across the country regarding the labor movement.

September 05, 2011 6:30 pmLoading…
Beeman requests discreet contact, budget talks with trustees

Beeman requests discreet contact, budget talks with trustees

In an email sent to the Billings School District 2 board on Saturday, Superintendent Keith Beeman asked to meet individually with trustees to discuss the budget and contract negotiations with SD2's unions.

June 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: 2011 Legislature threw state workers under the bus

The 2011 legislature is now four weeks gone, but the ugly mess it created in state employee pay lingers on. Despite Gov. Brian Schweitzer's outspoken commitment to Montana workers and their right to organize and bargain collectively — or because of it — the 2011 Legislature turned its back o…

May 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Both parties trying to inhibit labor unions

Pushed to the brink, marchers gathered despite political leaders' threats to use military forces to put down any disruption. Demonstrations have long worried tyrants who assumed it was their privilege to oppress their own citizens. Uprisings, of course, spell out the last resorts for those w…

February 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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