A proposed surcharge on Yellowstone County employees who failed to participate in a health fair blood draw backfired this week after two unions objected.
BOZEMAN — Voting is beginning this week on whether to keep Montana State University's faculty union.
GREAT FALLS — After greeting some old friends, Democrat Steve Bullock gets right to the point with union groups about the importance of the 2012 governor’s race. Bullock, Montana’s attorney general, spoke to some members of the Great Falls Education Association earlier this month. He quickly…
HELENA — The proposed 2013 federal health, labor and education spending plan released Tuesday by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., covers scores of programs and agencies. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights in the proposal, which is before Rehberg’s appropriations subcommittee for a vot…
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.
Labor unions started more than a century ago in the United States to address issues such as child labor, low wages and long hours. How do you think unions are changing with the economic times and serving workers in 2011?
Eric Feaver, president of MEA-MFT, speaks to a hallway packed full of state employees Wednesday. The MEA-MFT, Montana Public Employees Association and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed an unfair labor practice complaint Wednesday over the 2011 Legislature's r…
HELENA - Three years ago, pharmacy technicians and clerks at a now-closed Snyders drugstore in Helena finally decided they had had enough and formed a union.
Sandi Curriero Luckey said she experienced anti-union intimidation tactics when she and other workers tried to organize at a pharmacy in Helena. The pharmacy has since closed.
Montana ranks second-highest in the nation for workplace fatalities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, tasked with assuring safe workplaces, is so understaffed that it would take 132 years for OSHA inspectors in Montana to in…
I am writing this letter in response to Lois Lambert's letter in regards to "why isn't Montana a right-to-work state?"
Why isn't Montana a right-to-work state? When did Montanans give away their voices to unions? Why don't Montanans have a choice whether or not to join a union? How can this be changed?
HELENA - A majority of three state employee unions has voted to ratify an agreement that freezes pay for many workers for the next two years and grants only a $450 lump-sum payment to those earning $45,000 or less annually.