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Montana Nurses File Charges Against Kalispell Regional Healthcare 2018-12-08 [MTPR]

Victory for Boilermakers at Imerys Talc 2018-11-06 [IndustriALL]

Lockout ends at Three Fork talc plant; workers sign new 3-year deal 2018-11-02 [KPAX]

Locked-out union workers reach agreement with talc plant 2018-11-01 [SFChornicle]

Three Forks labor standoff, lockout ends with agreement, “win” for working Montanans 2018-11-01 [Missoula Current]

‘It’s Time to Get Pissed Off’: In Montana, a Labor Standoff Has National Implications 2018-10-30 [The Nation]

Survey of Missoula workers shows workplace environment tops wage as priority 2018-10-28 [Missoulian]

United States: Imerys locks out Montana talc workers 2018-09-13 [IndustriALL]

Talc mill workers, managers to resume talks amid lockout 2018-08-31 [KULR]

Talc mill workers, managers to resume talks amid lockout 2018-08-30 [News Tribune]

Rally planned for locked-out talc mill workers in Three Forks 2018-08-22 [NBC]

MT Gov. Steve Bullock gives his support to locked-out union workers 2018-08-11 [USNews]

Educators gather in Bozeman for international rural schools conference 2018-08-05 [Independent Record]

Talc plant workers protest in Three Forks after bosses lock them out 2018-08-05 [KPAX]

 VIDEO Union workers to picket round-the-clock after talc mill lockout 2018-08-04 [NBC]

Lockout begins at Imerys Talc plant after union rejects offer 2018-08-04 [MT Standard]

Unionized employees of St. James Healthcare in Butte 'disappointed' after being asked to bargain for award 2018-06-25 [MT Standard]

First Montana newspaper union in modern history formed 2018-04-10 [KPAX]

Missoula Independent staff votes yes for union; next up, contract negotiations 2018-04-08 [Missoula Current]

Missoula Indy Workers Vote Unanimously for Union 2018-04-08 [CWA]

Independent rejects union supporters ad 2018-04-06 [missoulanewsguild.com]

Merger gives state worker union 25,000 members, more political power 2018-01-21 [The Independent Record]

Federal Mediator Steps In To Healthcare Union Dispute 2017-12-30 [NPR]

State cuts developmental disability case management workers jobs 2017-12-24 [NBC]

State employee unions getting ready to merge 2017-11-27 [Great Falls Tribune]

 VIDEO Keystone pipeline protest garners crowd on Great Falls Civic Center 2017-10-12 [Great Falls Tribune]

Montana Supreme Court says city of Billings does not have to pay $2.7M in backpay, union contract too unclear 2017-08-30 [Billings Gazette]

Coal Workers: $4.6M In Federal Money To Help Retraining: They had been left to fend for themselves 2017-08-02 [Across MT Patch]

Union Stillwater miners negotiate 5 percent pay increase with new owners 2017-06-20 [Billings Gazette]

Trumka/Edblad: Despite safety efforts, hard-rock mining remains dangerous work 2017-06-11 [Montana Standard]

Benefis nurses file for union election 2017-03-11 [KTVH]

Bus drivers union files unfair labor practice complaint 2016-11-15 [NBC]

The mysterious 1917 lynching of Frank Little: labor activist who fought inequality and lost 2016-09-21 [Guardian]

Who killed Frank Little? Dozens fingered over the past 99 years 2016-08-03 [Montana Standard]

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is rallying MT union members as they convene in Helena for their annual convention 2016-06-24 [Daily Reporter]

Anger over proposal to privatize VA care 2016-06-21 [Great Falls Tribune]

OSHA: Anaconda plant workers exposed to arsenic 2016-04-08 [Albany Times Union]

Gov takes action to allow home care worker wage increase 2016-02-27 [Lebanon Daily Record]

Stillwater CEO 'relieved' at signing of new labor deal at largest mine 2016-02-02 [Billings Gazette]

‘Union’ is not a four-letter word, labor leader says 2016-02-02 [Great Falls Tribune]

Carroll faculty to appeal ruling denying union 2016-01-29 [Independent Record]

ADF workers vote to join Iron Workers Union 2016-01-16 [KRTV]

58 Coal Miners Laid off at Signal Peak Energy as Industry Slumps 2015-12-31 [ABC]

Food stamp numbers high despite lower unemployment 2015-12-28 [Albany Times Union]

Union Ratifies 4-year Labor Contract at Stillwater 2015-12-18 [E&M Jrnl]

USW Local 11-0001 Ratifies Four-Year Labor Contract at East Boulder Mine 2015-12-16 [Globe Newswire]

Carroll faculty petitions NLRB to unionize despite admin opposition 2015-12-08 [Independent Record]

Regents approve Tech faculty union contract 2015-09-18 [MT Standard]

Montana Campaign Rules Need Rewriting, Interest Groups Say 2015-09-04 [MT PR]

Laid Off Miners Contemplate Future 2015-08-23 [KULR]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]