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Jim Mcgarvey

James Jude McGarvey

James Jude McGarvey

BUTTE — James Jude McGarvey, 70, went to be with our Lord on Monday, Aug. 27, at 11:46 p.m. Jim was born in Butte, America, on April 17, 1942, to Mary (Shea) and James “Specs” McGarvey. Jim attended St. Lawrence Catholic Grade School and Butte Central High School and graduated from Carroll C…

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Jimmy McGarvey

Jimmy McGarvey

Jimmy McGarvey

August 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana loses two great leaders in Mazurek, McGarvey

Two great Montanans left us recently to go on to a greater place.

August 30, 2012 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…

Union organizer Al Ekblad seeking AFL-CIO top job

HELENA — Union organizer Al Ekblad of Great Falls said Thursday that he will be a candidate for the Montana AFL-CIO’s top job of executive secretary next month.

April 21, 2011 7:20 pmLoading…
Montana AFL-CIO leader McGarvey announces retirement

Montana AFL-CIO leader McGarvey announces retirement

HELENA — Longtime Montana labor leader Jim McGarvey has announced his retirement and won’t seek another term as head of the Montana AFL-CIO.

April 21, 2011 7:20 pm Related Loading…
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…

Guest Opinion: Working women helped most by unions

Montana workers, on average, are among the lowest paid in the nation. But consider this; working men in Montana average $29,164 in annual earnings while working women in Montana average only $19,630. Throughout almost every stage of life, Montana women live in poverty in greater numbers than…

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Guest opinion: Montana will grow by promoting sustainable jobs

With unemployment at 7.3 percent in Montana, thousands of workers wonder how their families will survive. Many Montana employers have closed their doors and others are still struggling to attract business.

August 07, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Privatizing airport security puts Montana at risk

Remnants of the Bush administration threaten to leave the security of Montana airports in danger, as well as good Montana jobs. A little-known provision established in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 called Screening Partnership Program allows airports to opt out of usin…

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Guest Opinion: Employee Free Choice Act would help middle class

You can't help the working poor by feeding the rich more. That's the verdict on the last 30 years of debt-driven credit card economics. Just look at the numbers. Worker productivity soared over the last 25 years, leading to record profits, while workers' wages stayed flat.

April 02, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

Lowest wage up 2nd time in '08, to $6.55 an hour

HELENA - About 15,500 Montana workers will see their wages rise by 30 cents an hour starting today because of an increase in the state minimum wage, the state Department of Labor and Industry estimates.

July 23, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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