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Montana AFL-CIO
October 20, 2017
Important Links
MT Public Employees Assoc.
Bldg & Const. Trades Dept.
Boilermakers Local 11
Electrical Workers Local 233
American Postal Workers Union
Electrical Workers Local 768
Electrical Workers Local 44
Office & Professional Employees IU
Montana Council of Fire Fighters
International Union of Operating Engineers
AFSCME Council 9
National Association of Letter Carriers
Laborer's International Union of NA
National Federation of Federal Employees
United Food & Commercial Workers
Sheet Metal Workers
UA of Plumbers and Pipefitters
United SteelWorkers
International Association of Machinists
International Association of Fire Fighters
National Association of Letter Carriers
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Montana Nurses Association
Service Employees International Union
Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco, & Grain Millers
Assoc. of Federal Government Employees
Theatrical Stage Employees
IU of Painters and Allied Trades
Millwrights & Machine Erectors, UBC
Maintenance of Way Employees
United Transportation Union
Amalgamated Transit Union
UA of Sprinkler Fitters Local 669
United Mine Workers of America
National Assoc. of Letter Carriers
American Federation of Gov. Employees
Organizing Resources

"Employees shall have the right to self-organization, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purposes of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection..." -- Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act

Today's Working Family Climate: Ask any working family, and they'll agree: We're spending more time on the job for less pay. The average work week for full-time workers is 43.3 hours, while the real average weekly earnings are down 14.1% since 1972, according to the Labor Research Association.

The U.S. economy is leaving working families behind, and workers are turning to unions for help and for hope. Through unions, workers have a voice to solve problems and get fair treatment at work. Today in Montana, workers are joining unions at rates unseen in decades. The same trend is seen in the growth of the American labor movement as well.

Further Resources: The national AFL-CIO web site has useful information on the union advantage and how and why people join unions. This site will link you to international unions, which also have information you may find useful.

Here in Montana, local unions are available to talk with you about gaining a voice at work through a union. Contact the Montana State AFL-CIO and we'll put you in touch with local organizers that can provide support and expertise through the process. Or, link up directly to Montana unions that have web sites.

Public Supports Workers' Rights to Join Unions
According to Hart Research, the American public supports workers' rights to form unions, with 90% responding that this right is important.

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