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Mondelēz International Turns its Back on Chicago Workers

Posted by BCTGM - July 29, 2015 - International News, Local Union News, Press

The BCTGM International was informed today by Mondelēz that the company had chosen to spend $130 million in new investment at its Salinas, Mexico plant, rather than at the historic Chicago facility, represented by BCTGM Local 300. As part of this investment, Mondelēz will install four new lines at its Mexico plant, replacing nine production [...]

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What We’re Reading: Slow-Motion Tragedy for American Workers

Posted by BCTGM - June 30, 2015 - Health & Safety, OSHA News Center-for-Public-Integrity-v8

America’s system for preventing worker illnesses and deaths from chemicals, fumes and dust is so broken that OSHA warns companies not to rely on its legal exposure limits to protect employees. The Center for Public Integrity has produced a new series of investigative reports on occupational health hazards and the failure of the government to [...]

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Alabama Workers Define Courage in Organizing Win

Posted by BCTGM - June 29, 2015 - Local Union News, National Labor Relations, Organizing Pictured here after the final votes were counted is (from left, front row) Intl. Rep. David Woods, Randy Williams, George Key, Tony Sanders, L. 42 Bus. Agt. Zach Townsend and L. 149 Pres./GEB member Letitia Malone, (from left, back row) Vanessa Corbitt, Allan Wright, Joseph Dickens and Phyllis Dickens.

Pictured here after the final votes were counted is (from left, front row) Intl. Rep. David Woods, Randy Williams, George Key, Tony Sanders, L. 42 Bus. Agt. Zach Townsend and L. 149 Pres./GEB member Letitia Malone, (from left, back row) Vanessa Corbitt, Allan Wright, Joseph Dickens and Phyllis Dickens. It was the unwavering strength and [...]

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Mondelēz Asks Loyal Chicago Employees to Compete for Jobs against its Low-Wage Workforce in Mexico

Posted by BCTGM - May 15, 2015 - International, Jobs, Local Union News

Chicago, Ill. – BCTGM representatives met today with local and international representatives of Mondelēz International, Inc. to discuss investment plans related to the company’s Chicago bakery located at 7300 South Kedzie Avenue. Mondelēz essentially told the BCTGM that the workers had to come up with $46 million in annual savings at the Chicago facility for [...]

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NLRB Reaffirms Kellogg Lockout was Illegal; Orders Workers to be Made Whole

Posted by BCTGM - May 14, 2015 - Kellogg's Lockout, National Labor Relations L252Glockedout 11_2013

The five-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C.  has reaffirmed that the Kellogg Company illegally locked out more than 220 members of BCTGM Local 252G at the company’s Memphis, Tenn. cereal plant from October 22, 2013 to August 11, 2014. The May 7th NLRB decision directed the company to make [...]

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