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Today's news - Montana

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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]