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Old 08-13-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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Researching both states. Wanting to relocate but can't decide.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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No. Montana is historically one of the more pro-union states in the US. Butte is the typical union town.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:21 PM
 
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Montana is not a "right to work" state, however union memberhip is very, very low in the state. Depends on your type of employment. "Historically" Montana may have been union friendly, as one poster says, but that is history from the 1950's and earlier.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Forgive me if this is rude, but your question begs another... Are you looking to live in a right to work state?
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Unions in Montana. Montana is not a right to work state. Although Montana was very Union a few years back, Unions are less prevalent these days. I find it facinating that Wyoming IS a right to work state and we have the same unions that Montana has.


AFGE - American Federation Of Government Employees

AFM - American Federation of Musicians

AFSCME - American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

AFT - American Federation of Teachers

APWU - American Postal Workers Union

BBF - International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

BCTD - Building & Construction Trades Department

BCTGMI - The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union

BLE - Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

BMWE - Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees

BRS - Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen

CJA - The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

GCIU - Graphics Communication International Union

IAM - International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

IATSE - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

IBEW - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IBT - International Brotherhood of Teamsters

IUOE - International Union of Operating Engineers

IUPAT - The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Home

LIUNA - Laborers International Union of North America

NALC - National Association of Letter Carriers

NATCA - National Air Traffic Controllers Association

NFFE - National Federation of Federal Employees

NPMHU - National Postal Mail Handlers Union

NTEU - National Treasury Employees Union

OPCMIA - Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association

PPF/UA - Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union

RLCA - National Rural Letters Carrier's Association

SMW - Sheet Metal Workers International Association

TCU - Transportation Communications International Union

UFCW - United Food and Commercial Workers

UGSOA - United Government Security Officers of America

UMW - Union Miners Workers Of America

USW - United Steel Workers

UTU - United Transportation Union
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Right to work legal info, primarily geared toward unions
Right to Work States | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
See especially
Know Your Rights | National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

See also Right-to-work law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But right-to-work doesn't just mean unions. Nowadays one of the primary factors is the non-compete clause -- ie. whether an employer can force you, via an employment contract, to either stay with the same company or give up working in your field for N-years after you leave that company (usually a substantial period, like 5 years).

Generally, when a non-compete contract has finally been dragged up in front of a state supreme court, the clause gets struck down by the court. However this generally will not affect unions in that state.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: MN
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Economic Freedom of North America Report | www.freetheworld.com
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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Researching both states. Wanting to relocate but can't decide.
I noticed you're from Sacramento (Go Kings and Tyreke!! ). FYI people in Montana really don't like Californians especially in the western part of the state. Last month I visited Montana and fell in love with the state. It is so gorgeous. The people were very nice and friendly. Got home to research more about Montana and have realized Californians aren't well liked there. I had no plans of moving there but wanted to learn more about the state. I am looking for work in Boise and want to relocate there. It appears jobs are very scare in both states. Anyways good luck.

-Cheers.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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I noticed you're from Sacramento (Go Kings and Tyreke!! ). FYI people in Montana really don't like Californians

-Cheers.
I can't help but reply to this.

One reason I joined this forum was to be a calm and reasonable voice.

It seems that there are some very strong voices with a blanket "anti California" opinion that overshadows the majority of Montanans, who are not online, giving a blanket negative opinion against another state.

I've lived here all my life. Most Montanans I know would not be so unfriendly or biased against someone based on where they come from.

Sure, there are some people from out of state (and not all from California) who have arrived here with a lot of attitude, but that can be said of any state.

I'd like to put to rest this anti-Californian rumor about Montana. Don't take a few online people's hatreds or biases as the opinion of everyone here in the state.

There are friendly people and unfriendly people living in every state. There are people with an "attitude" in every state.

No matter where you move, if you are friendly and respectful and look to be around people who are friendly and respectful, that is what you will find.

We can make choices and take action to preserve our history, culture, and our natural environment. We can't freeze time and keep all change from happening. We can be aware of how our own actions help preserve what we love about our state. Being unfriendly does not help... it only destroys the reputation of friendliness that we have.

All the best,

H.I.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I'd like to put to rest this anti-Californian rumor about Montana. Don't take a few online people's hatreds or biases as the opinion of everyone here in the state.
That isn't quite true. However, it's not so much where you are from, but what you do... There are several people from the wicked west that fit in with no question, because they are good people. There are also the greedy, money grabbing, deceitful bunch from the same place (though most likely not from origin, but "heard" there was money to be made in CA, and have now fallen on their faces.)

Unfortunately, a large percentage of the ones trying to exploit the place are also from California... and Montanans are smart enough to question things.

Best way to put it if you want to move here is "Are you going to be a good neighbor, or not?"
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