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Talc plant union leader elected president of Montana AFL-CIO

July 17, 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A union leader who led workers through a lockout at a talc-milling plant has been elected president of the Montana AFL-CIO.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Wednesday that International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local D-239 President Randy Tocci assumed the statewide office earlier this month.

Tocci led about 35 union members on the picket lines during the 90-day lockout at the Imerys Talc America Mill in Three Forks last year.

The union members went back to work in November after reaching a three-year contract.

Tocci says the Montana AFL-CIO is focusing now on organizing and getting more members into unions.

Tocci was elected during the organization’s convention in Missoula last month. He ran unopposed.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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