Longtime Labor Leader: Greg Gianforte Will “Kill” MFPE, Montana’s Largest Labor Union

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Longtime Labor Leader: Greg Gianforte Will “Kill” MFPE, Montana’s Largest Labor Union

MFPE has unanimously condemned Gianforte’s candidacy, a first for the union
 

Helena, MT – As Montanans celebrate the accomplishments of the labor movement this Labor Day, voters are reminded of Greg Gianforte’s extreme anti-labor record. According to longtime labor leader Eric Feaver“Gianforte would kill [MFPE] in a nanosecond. I haven’t worried about our existence in any other campaign for governor until now.”

Greg Gianforte poses such a unique threat to workers’ rights that Montana’s largest labor union  took the unprecedented step during the primary to unanimously condemn his candidacy. MFPE President Amanda Curtis said“[Gianforte], I believe, will eliminate this union and privatize Montana education as his first and second orders of business in the state legislature.”

Greg Gianforte has also refused to clearly state his position on pursuing “Right to Work” legislation, claiming only that it wasn’t one of his “top priorities.” His opponent, Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, has unequivocally stated that he’d veto any “Right to Work” legislation that crossed his desk.  

“Greg Gianforte would be a disaster for hard working Montana families, in no small part because of his strong disdain for Montana’s proud union heritage,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “If elected, Greg Gianforte would privatize Montana’s public schools and crush Montana’s labor movement. We can’t let that happen.” 
 

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