BCTGM Local 6 (Philadelphia) organized Weston’s new cake bakery in Hazelton, Pa., according to International Vice President Bob Oakley.
The bakery is the site of the former Boboli Pizza Crust & Waffle plant (also formerly owned by Weston’s), which was organized by Local 6 and the International Union on October 3, 2001. Boboli closed October 25, 2005.
The plant remained vacant until Weston’s recently moved portions of its cake lines to the Hazelton location from their facility in Bay Shore, N.Y. The Bay Shore plant is represented by BCTGM Local 3 (Long Island City, N.Y.).
Local 6 was determined that this product was not going to be produced in a non-union facility and started an organizing campaign as soon as the plant opened. The organizing effort ended in recognition. The plant will produce Entenmann’s brand cakes.