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…
Two great Montanans left us recently to go on to a greater place.
HELENA — Jim McGarvey, one of Montana’s longest-serving leaders of organized labor, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday morning in Seattle.
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.
HELENA — Longtime Montana labor leader Jim McGarvey has announced his retirement and won’t seek another term as head of the Montana 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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.