Past and Present Leaders of the Montana Labor Movement

The Montana AFL-CIO lineage dates back to 1894 with the Montana State Trades and Labor Council (1894/95 - 1903). The Montana State Trades and Labor Council later became the Montana Federation of Labor (1903 - 1956) and eventually the Montana AFL-CIO in 1956.

Montana State Trades and Labor Council
 

J.A. Ferguson (Missoula) 1895 - 1898

Michael M'Cormack (Butte) 1900 - 1901

Frank C. Ivers (Missoula) 1901 - 1902

William Erler - Barbers' Protective Union (Butte) 1902 - 1903

Montana Federation of Labor
 

Alex Fairgrieve - United Mine Workers of America (Red Lodge) 1903 - 1909

Mortimer M. Donoghe - Plumbers' Union (Butte) 1909 - 1919

Steve Elvy - United Mind Workers of American (Sand Coulee) 1919 - 1930

James D. Graham - Railword Workers (Livingston) 1930 -1951

John H. Driscoll - Working Man's Union (Butte) 1951 - 1952

James S. Umber - United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners 1952 - 1967

Montana AFL-CIO
 

James S. Umber - United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners 1956 - 1967

James Murry - OCAW (Laurel) 1967 - 1991

Don Judge - AFSCME Council 9 1991 - 2001

Jerry Driscoll - LiUNA 2001 - 2005

Jim McGarvey - MFT (Butte) 2005 - 2011

Al Ekblad - IUOE (Great Falls) 2011 - Present 

Learn more about the history of the Montana Labor Movement

at the Montana Historical Society

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810 Hialeah Ct

Helena, MT 59601

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