The late Jim McGarvey

Jim McGarvey, a huge part of MEA-MFT history, died unexpectedly in August 2012. We miss him.

Eric Feaver wrote this farewell to Jim.

J.C. Weingartner wrote this great tribute to Jim.

Former MEA-MFT Executive Director David Smith wrote this editorial, which was printed in most of Montana's major dailies.

The American Federation of Teachers created this oral history of Jim McGarvey in 2007.

Below are photos of Jim McGarvey at his AFL-CIO retirement party, May 13, 2011. Also pictured are Jim's wife Suzanne, MEA-MFT President Eric Feaver, national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Montana U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester, Montana AFL-CIO President Jacquie Helt, and other friends.