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.
Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.
Stillwater Mining Co. officials said Thursday they are seeking to cut costs by offering voluntary buyouts for up to 50 hourly union workers at its Montana operations.
BUTTE — Even in the throes of labor, Butte union stalwarts can have some fun while networking this week at Montana Tech.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer told a gathering of union leaders Friday that he has not decided on a possible run for U.S. Senate in 2014, but indicated he would need their support if he does.
Its demand for skilled, blue-collar workers is insatiable. But squeezing jobs from the Bakken oilfield has been tougher for trade unions than drawing black gold from shale.
This is for the cashier, the server, the flagger, housekeeper, fireman, the police officer, nurse, teacher, economist, the lady at the DMV, the person who took my customer service call, the miner, road builder, power line maintenance worker, airplane mechanic, biomedical researcher, and all others.
HELENA — Jim McGarvey, one of Montana’s longest-serving leaders of organized labor, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday morning in Seattle.
Montana unions have been strong and loyal supporters of the United Way. Workers understand that when you reach out a hand to one, you can influence the condition of many. In our sometimes tumultuous world of economic recession and growing income disparity, we've all seen how interconnected we are.
Think the war against workers is only about union members? Think again.
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.
HELENA — In an about face on Monday, the House reversed itself and called for another preliminary vote on a bill authorizing nearly $100 million in bonding for new and renovated state buildings and sent it to a conference committee.
When the Montana Senate Finance and Claims Committee held a hearing on a bill proposing to issue bonds for renovating university buildings, replacing state agriculture labs, expanding the state historical museum and constructing a veterans’ nursing home, a long line of business, labor and ed…
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.