Archive: 2010

Tasty Baking Workers say “BCTGM YES!”

Posted by BCTGM - October 8, 2010 - Organizing

Since Tasty Baking Company in Philadelphia was founded in 1914, workers have been without a union. That all changed in August when Tasty Baking Co.’s bakers, warehouse workers, food-safety technicians, auto mechanics, and vending drivers voted to become members of BCTGM Local 492 (Philadelphia). The company closed its old non-union North Philadelphia bakery and transferred [...]

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Canada Bread Workers in Quebec Join BCTGM

Posted by BCTGM - October 5, 2010 - Canadian Worker News, Organizing

Like most organizing campaigns, there were a lot of ups and downs for the workers of Aliments Martel, a new subsidiary of Canada Bread in Gatineau, Quebec. When workers at the Gatineau facility approached BCTGM Local 55 (Montreal, Quebec) in 2009 about joining the Union, the worker’s spirits were high. They knew that the BCTGM [...]

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13 Safeway Sanitation Workers join Local 114, Portland, Ore.

Posted by BCTGM - June 8, 2010 - Organizing, Strikes

BCTGM Local 114 (Portland, Ore.) won an organizing election to represent 13 sanitation workers employed at the BCTGM represented captive Safeway Bakery in Portland. This sanitation department has never been union. The result of the election was 10 (Union Yes) to 2 no votes. Incredibly, Safeway used anti-union attorneys on their campaign and brought in [...]

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Local 464 Welcomes Grounds Keepers at the new Hershey Country Club, Hummelstown, Pa.

Posted by BCTGM - April 8, 2010 - Organizing

BCTGM Region Two Vice President Robert Oakley reports that Local 464 (Hershey, Pa.) has organized the grounds keepers at the new Hershey Country Club in Hummelstown, Pa. and the maintenance workers, electricians, housekeeping, cooks and wait staff at the new Hershey Villas in Hershey. Local 464 signed a majority status on authorization-for-representation cards and was [...]

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AIS Hazardous Waste workers join Local 406, New Brunswick

Posted by BCTGM - March 8, 2010 - Canadian Worker News, Organizing

Canadian Vice President Sean Kelly reports that BCTGM Local 406 (Moncton, New Brunswick) has successfully organized the workers at Atlantic Industrial Services (AIS), which is a Division of Enviro-Systems (ESI).  AIS is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  ESI is one of the largest handlers of hazardous waste in Atlantic Canada providing a full range of [...]

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