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 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]

Federal unemployment program to end Saturday 2013-12-24 [Times Union]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]