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Southwest Side braces for loss of Oreos, and 600 jobs

Posted by BCTGM - August 28, 2015 - Jobs, Local Union News, Mondelez OREO

On Monday, August 24, NPR Chicago broadcast a special story detailing the recent announcement by Mondelēz International that it is shipping 600 union jobs — half the plant’s workforce — to Mexico. The program includes interviews with BCTGM Local 300 members at the Chicago Bakery. The report also includes information on how the city worked with Mondelēz  the last […]

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Gallup Poll Shows Working People are Growing More Supportive of Unions

Posted by BCTGM - August 28, 2015 - Jobs, Labor News, Organizing, Wages Gallup-Poll-Shows-Working-People-are-Growing-More-Supportive-of-Unions_blog_post_fullWidth

A new Gallup poll released this week shows that public approval of unions has risen by five percentage points over the past year, reaching 58% positive, the highest point since a 59% approval rating in 2008 and significantly higher than the all-time low of 48% approval recorded in 2009.

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Cedar Rapids Talks Stall as Ingredion Continues Concession Demands

Posted by BCTGM - August 24, 2015 - Corporate Greed, Ingredion, Local Union News, Press

After two days of meetings, contract negotiations between Ingredion Inc. and representatives of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 100G have been suspended until early September. The collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 160 union members at the plant expired on August 1. Workers at the plant continue to work under the terms […]

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Cedar Rapids Rally Brings Attention to Plight of Local 100G Members at Ingredion

Posted by BCTGM - August 17, 2015 - Ingredion, Local Union News, Solidarity IngredionRally3 8_14_15

On Friday, August 14, more than 100 union members, family members and community supporters of BCTGM Local 100G members gathered for an informational picket and rally outside the Ingredion plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 160 union members at the plant expired on August 1. During contract negotiations, Ingredion negotiators […]

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BCTGM Local 100G Charges Ingredion with Unfair Labor Practices

Posted by BCTGM - August 4, 2015 - Collective Bargaining, Ingredion, Local Union News, Press

Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Members of  BCTGM Local 100G continue their fight for a fair new contract with Ingredion, Inc., the Westchester, Ill.-based company that purchased the Penford Products facility this spring. The collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 160 union members at the plant expired on August 1. The BCTGM has filed Unfair Labor Practice […]

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