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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

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]