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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…

December 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Opinion: All Americans deserve access to good, affordable health care

This Labor Day working families are speaking out in support of quality, affordable health care for all that includes a public option and excludes any taxation of benefits.

September 07, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Opinion: Celebrating a good year for Montana workers

Labor Day 2006 is truly a time to celebrate in Montana, as efforts to improve the lot of the state's working families gain momentum. In one such effort, hundreds of union members donated time to gather signatures and helped qualify Initiative 151 - which will raise Montana's minimum wage by …

September 03, 2006 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Workers' priorities should be nation's priorities

President Grover Cleveland set aside the first Monday in September for the celebration of working people and made it a national holiday in 1894. Over the years, the day has come to mean the last farewell to summer and is marked by camping, swimming, boating and barbecues, and that's great. O…

September 03, 2004 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: Labor ready to work with anyone on state's economy

As another beautiful Montana summer draws to a close, Labor Day is upon us. This celebration is usually considered the last weekend of summer, and while many working families will be relaxing, recreating, barbecuing and picnicking, it is also a time of reflection for all workers. Labor Day p…

September 01, 2002 11:00 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: AFL-CIO leadership takes new approach

The first official celebration of Labor Day took place 107 years ago. On September 3, 1894, workers throughout America put down the tools of production and took time out to celebrate their accomplishments. This weekend the whole country will be celebrating the working people of America in a …

September 02, 2001 11:00 pmLoading…

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