Archive: October, 2011

Food Manufacturer Fined more than $400,000 for Exposing Workers to Noise and Machinery Hazards

Posted by BCTGM - October 28, 2011 - Health & Safety

OSHA fined Bridgford Foods Corp. $422,600 and cited the company for 27 safety and health violations at its food manufacturing facility in Dallas. The violations include failing to establish and maintain a hearing conservation program for workers exposed to noise hazards beyond the permissible exposure limit, and failing to establish a lockout/tagout program for energy [...]

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Unions Demand Justice from Hershey for Exploited Student Workers

Posted by BCTGM - October 26, 2011 - Activism, Corporate Greed Hershey sit in

 (Photo: The Rick Smith Show, PA) On September 23, 400 student guest workers from around the world were joined by 1,000 unemployed American workers, union members, activists and labor leaders in a march and rally outside the Hershey Chocolate Company packing plant in Pennsylvania. The students marched up Chocolate Avenue leading a massive group [...]

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BCTGM Endorses Occupy Wall Street

Posted by BCTGM - October 6, 2011 - Activism

Today, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced their official endorsement of the Occupy Wall Street movement for economic and political justice. “We stand in solidarity with those protesting Wall Street’s greed. The consequences of this insidious wave of corporate greed – hundreds of communities pummeled; countless families devastated; the [...]

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