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Remembering Jim Murry


Last updated 8/24/2021 at 12:54pm

Jim Murry

James W. "Jim" Murry, top Montana labor leader and friend, passed away last October. On the 29th of August, his memory is being celebrated at a Memorial Service at Tizer Botanic Gardens, just outside of Jefferson City.

In the period of Montana history from 1965 to 1990, when Montana dramatically changed from being a corporate colony to a citizen-oriented state, nobody played a larger role in that progressive period than Jim Murry. He stood astride those 25 years like a Colossus.

Saying Jim was the head of the AFL-CIO for 23 years doesn't do him justice. Noting he was declared the second-m...

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