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Archive of WFI Press Releases:


August 7, 2012
Tester Remains Silent On Big Labor Connections & Micro-Unions

Helena, MT – The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today unveiled a new video highlighting Senator Jon Tester’s continued effort to “dodge” questions from small business owners and employees regarding his position on micro-unions.


July 25, 2012
Montana Job Providers Applaud Congressman Rehberg’s Efforts To Undo Micro-Unions

Helena, MT –The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) discussed renewed efforts in Congress to undo the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Specialty Healthcare decision which allows for the creation of micro-unions.


July 17, 2012
Montana Coalition Urges House Subcommittee Led By Congressman Rehberg To Oppose Micro-Unions

Helena, MT – The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today released statements urging members of the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee, which is chaired by Congressman Denny Rehberg, to stop micro-unions, which were authorized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in its Specialty Healthcare decision.


June 25, 2012
Tester Sides With Big Labor Over Montana Workers & Small Businesses

Helena, MT – Chuck Denowh, state director for the Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today issued the following statement in response to Senator Jon Tester's vote against undoing the NLRB's new, controversial decision authorizing "micro-unions."


June 14, 2012
Tester Given Another Chance To Stand With Montana Small Businesses

Helena, MT – Chuck Denowh, state director for the Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today issued the following statement on the recent efforts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to create "micro-unions", which would allow multiple collective bargaining units within a single workplace.


June 14, 2012
Tester Given Second Chance To Stand With Small Business

Helena, MT – Chuck Denowh, spokesperson for the Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs, today issued the following statement on the recent efforts of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to create "micro-unions", which would allow multiple collective bargaining units in a single workplace.


June 12, 2012
Montana Leaders Target Barriers To Economic Growth

Kalispell, MT – Montana's legislative leaders today gathered in Helena to discuss job creation and economic growth in the state, and how policies from Washington, D.C. and out-of-state special interest groups, including Big Labor, are harming the state.


May 23, 2012
As Big Labor’s Agenda Advances, Voters Question Where Jon Tester Stands?

Helena, MT –President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to “payback” Big Labor bosses, while putting workers and small business owners. In a recent decision, the NLRB’s Regional Director in New York City approved a micro-union application for employees at the retailer Bergdorf Goodman allowing the formation of separate unions for part-time and full-time employees on the second floor Designer Shoe Department and on the fifth floor Contemporary Shoe Department.


May 17, 2012
Tester, Other Montana Candidates Refuse To State Their Position On Critical Workplace Issues

Helena, MT –The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today criticized Montana Senator Jon Tester and other Montana candidates for federal office for refusing to answer a questionnaire on important workplace issues. Last month, CPMTJ was created to inform citizens on where candidates for federal office stood on rulings and regulations being pursued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and legislation that would overturn these job-killing regulations. Each candidate was mailed a questionnaire asking their position on employee privacy, ambush elections and micro-unions.


May 1, 2012
Montana Coalition Calls For More Rule Reversals From Obama Administration

Helena, MT –The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration's decision to reverse its position on how children and young adults can work on family-owned farms. The rules would have severely restricted how small farms could operate and placed a further government-sanctioned burden on Americans.


April 24, 2012
Sen. Tester Sides With Big Labor Bosses Over Montana Workers

Helena, MT –U.S. Senator Jon Tester today voted against a resolution to effectively nullify a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that will allow union bosses to pursue unfair ambush elections. The vote occurred on a joint resolution of disapproval sponsored by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming that would overturn the NLRB ruling, and hold President Obama and his labor board to account.


April 23, 2012
Sen. Tester Remains Silent On Ambush Elections On Eve Of Senate Vote

Helena, MT –The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today announced the initial results to its candidate questionnaire on a job-killing regulation being implemented by President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as pending legislation that protects workers and small business owners.


April 17, 2012
Small Business Owners Will Watch How Legislators Vote On Reckless Ambush Elections

Helena, MT – The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today issued the following statement by State Director Chuck Denowh on the news that Congress will soon vote on a joint resolution of disapproval that would effectively nullify a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that would result in reckless ambush union elections taking place in as little as seven to 10 days.


April 5, 2012
Coalition To Protect Montana Jobs Launched To Defend Worker & Small Business Choices & Freedoms

Kalispell, MT – Stressing the damage that proposed and implemented regulations and rulings from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) can have on Montana workers and small businesses, the Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs unveiled its campaign to educate candidates and citizens about the facts surrounding workplace fairness; namely employee privacy, ambush elections, and micro-unions. The coalition will ask candidates to take a stand against these regulations and rulings that would create workplace division, discord and disharmony, and ask that they support pro-jobs legislation that will protect worker and employer freedoms from governmental overreach that benefits Big Labor.