The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) is the largest union in the Big Sky State, with over 25,000 members, with more than six-thousand working in taxpayer-funded jobs. Many of those 6,500 taxpayer-funded members are public school teachers who pay a portion of their salary to MFPE which offers exclusively Democrat and left-wing political endorsements. The organization’s president chiefly serves the function of attacking Republican political candidates, who they perceive to have platforms contrary to the personal agenda of public employees who make their income from tax revenue.
The MFPE’s new president is Amanda Curtis, a former state legislator and a high school biology teacher in Butte. She is also a failed candidate for statewide office. But Curtis has a new job – attacking Greg Gianforte and a roster of other Republican candidates from her new position at MFPE.
Do Montana’s employees and public school teachers know that Amanda Curtis is an actual, real-life, card-carrying Communist? If not, they should.
Curtis’ Marxist ties were first discovered when she was nominated for the United States Senate by the Montana Democratic Party in August of 2014. That’s when it was discovered that she had just tagged herself in a photograph featuring a banner for “Industrial Workers of the World,” a Communist organization.
At the start of the “Red Scare” in 1946, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) passed a resolution differentiating themselves from Bolshevik communists on the grounds that they believed in democracy rather than dictatorships, but since then have embraced thoroughly Communist economic policies. And since the end of McCarthyism, the union has come back up ‘above ground’ for Communist causes. Their explicit, stated goal is to “end Capitalism.”
Commonly known as “Wobblies,” the activist union has ties to both socialist and anarchist movements. Their goals are to create “one big union and destroy capitalism.” They were founded in 1905 by “Big Bill Hayworth,” an atheist and Communist. The organization supports radical groups like Earth First, the Black Panthers, and Palestinian terrorists. Their most prominent member is Marxist thought-leader, Noam Chomsky.
Curtis’ husband was listed as the Butte delegate for the Wobblies and she was listed as their primary legislative contact during her term in the Montana legislature.
Curtis is a member of the “Two Rivers Branch of the Industrial Worker’s of the World” branch in Montana and this is their stated goal:
The Two Rivers General Membership Branch consists of members of the Industrial Workers of the World, a.k.a. Wobblies, from across the state of Montana (Missoula, Hamilton, Butte, and Billings). We are working to organize the people of Montana into the One Big Union to end wage slavery and eventually end the capitalist system.
And who is Curtis working to elect as a part of her presidency at the union? She’s working to elect current Lt. Governor Mike Cooney as the next governor of Montana and is opposing Greg Gianforte.
Curtis recently said of Gianforte, “Greg Gianforte is, I believe, the second richest man in Congress, and can self fund his own candidacy, just like he self funds his own school and just as he funds other extremist political campaigns.”
Please note: The Communist says that Greg Gianforte supports extremists. If irony is not dead, it is endangered.
She went on, “Because of that, and because of his track record and his voting record, Montana MFPE members voted this spring to condemn his candidacy, and our members have never voted to condemn a candidacy before.”
Montana voters should be aware that when they see this type of fear-mongering campaign against Greg Gianforte it’s being orchestrated by actual Communists who want to end Capitalism. And Montana’s public employees – especially schoolteachers – need to know that their union dollars are going to support this kind of misinformation.