Archive: 2005

Local 125 Welcomes 200 New Members at Dobake Bakeries in California

Posted by BCTGM - December 11, 2005 - Organizing

What do two bakeries–one in Hayward, California and the other in Oakland, California–have in common?  They both recently became BCTGM union shops! International Vice President Randy Roark reports the successful conclusion to the two organizing campaigns at Dobake Bakeries Inc. production facilities. The organizing campaigns were run by the International Union and BCTGM Local 125 (Oakland, [...]

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Penske Truck Drivers for Friehoffer Baking Co. Join BCTGM Local 50, New York, NY

Posted by BCTGM - September 11, 2005 - Organizing

International Vice President Art Montminy reports that BCTGM Local 50 ( New York, N.Y.) has successfully concluded an organizing campaign at Penske Transportation in Hooksett, New Hampshire and Franklin, Massachusetts. The workers at Penske distribute Friehoffer Baking Company products throughout the New England region. Montminy credits Local 50 President Joyce Alston and Business Agent Joe Svingala [...]

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Local 125 Wins in their Second Organizing Effort at Grace Baking Company

Posted by BCTGM - August 11, 2005 - Organizing

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word tenacity as “a steadfast adherence to a purpose or course of action.” If the BCTGM could define the work involved with tenacity, they might simply site the organizing effort of the International and Local 125 (Oakland, Calif.) at Grace Baking Company (Canada Bread). After losing the first organizing campaign by 25 votes [...]

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Local 480 Organizes the Transportation Contractor for Three of their BCTGM-Represented Companies

Posted by BCTGM - July 11, 2005 - Canadian Worker News, Organizing

BCTGM Local 480 ( Ste-Marie, Quebec) has successfully organized Transport & Entrepot Ideal located in the province of Quebec according to International Vice President Sean Kelly. Transport & Entrepot Ideal is the transportation contractor for BCTGM-represented companies like Rothman’s Tobacco, Japan Tobacco/MacDonald Tobacco and Smuckers. Vice President Kelly credits International Representative Steeve Bégin and the Officers [...]

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Kellogg Workers in Rome, Ga. Vote to Become Members of Local 25

Posted by BCTGM - June 11, 2005 - Organizing

On June 3 Kellogg workers in Rome, Ga. voted to become BCTGM Local 25 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) members. According to International BCTGM President Frank Hurt, Workers at the Kellogg plant will now enjoy the dignity, justice and respect that come with a BCTGM contract. “These men and women take pride in their work and will now have [...]

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