RANDY TOCCI, WHO led Local D239 (Three Forks, Montana) through a three-month lockout last fall, was elected as Montana AFL-CIO president this past June in Missoula. He ran unopposed and began his term July 1.
Tocci told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that his experience with the lockout and the support L-D239 received from not only Boilermakers, but also from other labor unions, politicians and the community, inspired him to become more politically active in the labor movement and run for the position.
“I just felt that it was time I reached out and did more to help people out there in the union community,” he told the Chronicle.
Tocci will serve a two-year term in his new role leading the state labor union federation’s 44,000 members.