Montana Council 9


AFSCME and Kalispell City Employees, Local 256 lose a good friend. R.I.P. Montie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

A Kalispell man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Farm-to-Market Road on Sept. 27, according to Sheriff Chuck Curry.

Montie Reynolds, 50, was driving his motorcycle north of Kalispell when he rear-ended a vehicle that had quickly stopped in front of him. Reynolds struck the vehicle and ended up in the oncoming lane of traffic where he was hit again by another vehicle.




AFSCME Montana Council 9 2015 Convention

On June 18th, 2015 the Convention was convened and 63 delegates and guests began the important work that guides Council 9 for the next two years.

The purpose of this communication is to inform you of a resolution that was passed unanimously by delegates and attendees to start the AFSCME Strong program in Montana. The complete text of the Resolution is on the back of this letter. The simple goal of this program is to get members to talk to each other over the next year and gather information about the issues that affect them on a daily basis.

To accomplish this, a contact form has been created so we can track our progress, provide feedback and make sure we have the most current contact information for our members. We have included 1 copy of the form to get you started. Make as many copies as you wish, and as you have conversations with your fellow members fill one out and mail, email or FAX the form to the AFSCME Headquarters Office in Helena.

Don't want to make copies? If you would like us to mail you a stack of forms contact Hillary and she will mail some to you.
Each person who sends in just one form will receive an AFSCME Strong pin. You can even send one in for yourself to qualify. Over the next year we will be keeping track of who sends in the most completed contact forms and will be awarding prizes in June of 2016 of up to $100.00 in each region in Montana - Western. Central, and Eastern.

Categories for prizes in each region include: most from an individual and most from a Local.
This couldn't be easier and with only a few minutes a day you can be a part of strengthening your Local and your Union. To help you get the conversations started here are three suggested topics: daily workplace issues, new contract provisions and legislative issues. Connecting with each other, identifying our "lunch box" issues, and getting to know your coworkers makes us AFSCME Strong.

AFSCME Strong Program Coordinator - Hillary Jackson
Email -
Snail mail - 36 Last Chance Gulch, Suite 11, Helena MT 59604
FAX - 406- 443-4710
Phone - 406-442-1192 OR 1-800-345-5612


2015 AFSCME Council 9 Convention

AFSCME delegates....Have you made your room reservations???.....Returned your credential to Council 9???



We are pleased to announce that all active members now have additional benefits at NO COST TO YOU or your union. These benefits are jointly sponsored with American Income Life Insurance Company, a 100% union company servicing working families for more than 60 years.

American Income works with 629,799 AFSCME members from 381 locals and districts that are covered under no-cost AD&D policies.

Over $19,300,000 in life, health and no-cost AD&D benefits have been paid by AIL and NILICO to AFSCME members and their families

To register for your benefit package, please fill out the beneficiary card online at:

If you have any questions please contact American Income Public Relations:
Casey Cash 406-425-9424 or


2015 AFSCME Council 9 Conventions Call


It is time for the AFSCME Montana Council 9 Biennial convention.

The convention will be held June 17 - June 20 at Fairmont Hot Springs. Local presidents will be receiving information......or contact Council 9


Click on link above for  Scholarship Inforamtion and Application


Click on the link above for Scholarship information and Application


AFSCME Scholarship

AFSCME Family Scholarship

Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.


AFSCME Montana Council 9 is pleased to show their support for Montana higher education  by announcing the recipient of the 2012 Bram Edward Jensen Memorial Scholarship.  We are pleased to assist Sarah with $1000 to become a Griz!!!!




Dr. Martin Luther Kings last speech to AFSCME's Sanitation workers in Memphis

. The following day he was assisinated. We must, as AFSCME members remember our past.   Ask yourself or your most senior member...why do I belong to AFSCME?

Montana AFSCME Local 2176 President Cathy Huston receives her award for "Investigator of the Year"!!!!!! If she is as good an investigator as she is a Local President.......Then a well deserved award......


Convention Pictures posted..... click on Photo Album or find on FaceBook


President Saunders - Montana Mansfield-Metcalf Dinner....first labor leader to speak at the annual event


AFSCME Scholarships available


The AFSCME Highway Policy Committee is pleased to show their support for Montana higher education and AFSCME Union DOT workers by announcing the recipients of this year’s Highway Maintenance Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each. The winners are Jocelyn Marie Dockter, St. Regis, and Ty Albert, Hardin.

AFSCME Council 9's newest members

Congratulations to Council 9's newest Locals !

 Ravalli County Detention Center, Hamilton

On June 14, Ravalli County Detention center employees voted for AFSCME representation.  The Local will include Adult and Juvenile Detention Officers.  AFSCME currently represents the Office of Public Defenders and Deptarmant of Transportation employees in Ravalli County.

Lake County Courthouse and Public Health Employees

On April 20, 2011, Lake County Courthouse/Public Health Employees said yes to AFSCME! We began an organizing campaign last November and after many meetings and conversations with many employees, we obtained the majority of support to allow us to begin bargaining these employees first collective bargaining agreement. Montana Council 9 currently represents five other Lake County locals including Dispatchers, Detention Officers, Sheriff Deputies, Solid WasteTransfer Station, and Road and Bridge; and we are excited for this 56 member growth in our AFSCME family.


2011 Council 9 Convention Photos

See pictures from AFSCME Council 9 2011 Convention


Congratulations to Sydne Huston as the recipient of the 2014 Bram Edward Jensen Memorial Scholarship!!


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