Archive: 2011

International Executive Vice President Joseph Thibodeau Retires

Posted by BCTGM - December 21, 2011 - International News joe_retire

BCTGM International Executive Vice President Joseph Thibodeau has retired, ending his 48 year career with the union. “Joe personifies what a true labor leader is,” notes BCTGM International President Frank Hurt. “He remains one of the most dedicated and giving union leaders this organization has ever had. He has spent his life working hard to [...]

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Local 203T Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted by BCTGM - December 8, 2011 - Local Union News 2011 Tobacco Workers 203T

Local 203T (Richmond, Va.) adopted 59 families in the Richmond tri-cities area for the holiday season. Through generous donations to the local’s holiday toy drive, Local 203T members helped put smiles on the faces of 185 children and fill their homes with holiday cheer.

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US Department of Labor Settles Litigation Against Grain Bin Operator in July 2010 Deaths of 2 Teens

Posted by BCTGM - December 7, 2011 - Health & Safety

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached an agreement with Haasbach LLC in Mount Carroll, resolving 25 citations issued by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and child labor civil money penalties assessed by its Wage and Hour Division. The resolution follows the deaths of Wyatt Whitebread, 14, and Alex Pacas, 19, [...]

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Minnesota Governor Pledges to Help End the American Crystal Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - December 5, 2011 - Corporate Greed, Local Union News GovDaytonLtte

UPDATE: On Dec. 5, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton follows up on his promise during the American Crystal Sugar stakeholders meeting, to help facilitate contract negotiations and to remain present until a successful conclusion is reached. Click here to read the full letter. On Dec. 4 in Moorhead, Minn., Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton met with an [...]

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Enjoy a BCTGM-Made Holiday Season

Posted by BCTGM - December 2, 2011 - BCTGM-Made, Local Union News chocolate

Delight your friends and loved ones with holiday treats made by hard-working BCTGM members! Listed here is a sampling of the BCTGM-contracted companies that produce seasonal specialties…. Annabelle Candy Company Holiday seasonal specialties and bag candy including union-made candies like Rocky Road, Abba Zaba, Look, Big Hunk and U-No. BCTGM Local 125 (San Leandro, Calif.) [...]

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