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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]

Stillwater miners reject contract for 2nd time 2015-07-29 [The Standard]

Landfill Workers File Union Grievance, Vote to Strike 2015-06-26 [Waste 360]

Union says St. Peter's Hospital hasn't addressed nurses' concerns 2015-06-18 [Independent Record]

Stillwater union workers reject latest labor contract 2015-06-12 [KPAX]

Host of activities planned for Miners Union Day 2015-06-11 [MT Standard]

Mining company reaches tentative agreement with union 2015-05-29 [Independent Record]

Stillwater Mining reaches tentative agreement with union 2015-05-29 [Great Falls Tribune]

State pay raises would have large financial impact 2015-04-13 [Missoulian]

Labor union boycotts worker's compensation celebration 2015-03-14 [Independent Record]

Unionism in Butte mines contributes to city's fascinating history 2015-03-01 [Montana Standard]

Right-to-work bill draws no supporters except sponsor 2015-02-24 [Helenair]

Wittich introduces right-to-work bill for state employees; union chief cries foul 2015-02-14 [Missoulian]

Arbitration planned for city and firefighters' union 2015-01-18 [Independent Record]

New report shows wage disparity in Montana for women, American Indians 2014-11-28 [Billings Gazette]

City of Bozeman suing firefighters union 2014-11-23 [KRTV]

Nurses union, Billings Clinic reach agreement over unfair labor practice complaint 2014-11-13 [Billings Gazette]

Striking unions battle for better conditions 2014-10-19 [Great Falls Tribune]

Lewis J. Duncan, Butte's Socialist mayor 2014-10-13 [Montana Standard]

We can cut carbon, keep jobs, says governor 2014-09-20 [Times Union]

Dem Senate Candidate Amanda Curtis Sees Bid As A Way To 'Hit The Reset Button' 2014-08-16 [Huffington Post]

The Women's Protective Union 2014-08-15 [Montana Standard]

Teacher's Union tells members to consider certain Republicans in primaries 2014-06-01 [Montana Standard]

State’s largest union tells members to consider voting for certain Republicans in GOP primaries 2014-05-31 [Billings Gazette]

Worker’s Memorial Day event held in Missoula 2014-04-27 [KBC]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]