In the June 2010 issue of the BCTGM Report, it was reported that BCTGM Local 114 (Portland, Ore.) had won an organizing election to represent 13 sanitation workers employed at the BCTGM- represented captive Safeway Bakery in Portland.
According to Region 6 Vice President Randy Roark, since that victory, Local 114 has continued to “clean up” on the organizing front with two additional organizing successes with wholesale bakery sanitation bargaining units.
Local 114 has organized the sanitation department at the Kroger Bakery in Clackamas, Oregon. That victory was followed by yet another successful campaign to organize the sanitation department at the Franz Bakery in Portland.
In total, these three campaigns will increase the size of Local 114 by approximately 53 new members!
International Secretary-Treasurer and Director of Organization David B. Durkee recalls that Local 114 efforts to organize bakery sanitation departments began in October of 2008 when the local organized the sanitors at the Bimbo Bakeries/Oroweat production plant in Beaverton, Oregon.
Local 114 Financial Secretary Terry Lansing and Local 114 Business Agent Shad Clark worked on these campaigns, assisted by International Representative Eric Anderson.