Bakers at the new Safeway Retail Bakeries in Burlingame and Los Gatos, California are now members of BCTGM Local 24 (San Francisco). According to Local 24 Financial Secretary Joe Biringer, the local union contacted the bakers after the new retail outlets opened. The local organized the two bakeries, consisting of bakery managers, journeyman bakers, apprentice bakers, cake decorators, apprentice cake decorators, and donut fryers. Local 24 requested and were granted voluntary recognition by Safeway.
Financial Secretary Biringer credits Business Agents Oscar Hernandez and Humberto Gomez for assisting in these campaigns.
The BCTGM encourages all union members to shop only at unionized retail bakeries — for quality baked goods, guaranteed!