Archive: 2012

Holiday Giving the BCTGM Way

Posted by BCTGM - December 17, 2012 - Holidays, Local Union News

From visiting critically ill children in Philadelphia, to coordinating toy and clothing gift donations in Minnesota and Ohio, BCTGM members have embody the true spirit of giving during the holiday season. BCTGM Local 492 members who are employed at the Kraft plant in Philadelphia have been bringing smiles to the faces of sick children at Saint Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia since [...]

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The President’s Report: An Honor and a Privilege

Posted by BCTGM - December 14, 2012 - International, Labor News, Leadership, President's Report FHRetirementCOVER

“Honorable and effective service to the membership is the highest objective which any labor organization can seek. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union will ever be faithful and devoted to this aspiration and trust.”  -Declaration of Principles, BCTGM Constitution As I prepared this, my last column as International Union President, I [...]

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BCTGM Fights Michigan Right-to-Work-For-Less Bill

Posted by BCTGM - December 12, 2012 - Labor News, Legislative News, Political Action BCTGM Fights Michigan Right-to-Work-For-Less Bill

Photo: Joe Richard LANSING, Mich. – More than 17,000 workers from all walks of life rallied yesterday outside the Michigan State Capitol building as anti-worker legislators heeded Gov. Rick Snyder’s call to divide Michigan by ramming through a so-called “right-to-work” bill which promises to kill jobs, lower wages, crush workers’ rights and unravel the middle [...]

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Union Member Strength and Solidarity Define Hostess Strike

Posted by BCTGM - December 12, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike Union Member Strength and Solidarity Define Hostess Strike

 The following was published in the November/December 2012 Issue of the BCTGM News.  Once upon a time there was a company. It had happy workers and was profitable for years – an American icon, some would say. But that fairytale ended long ago. One fact is clear: when BCTGM members employed by Hostess Brands across [...]

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Live from Lansing, Push Back Against RTW (via UAW)

Posted by BCTGM - December 11, 2012 - Jobs, Labor News, Political Action

Today, BCTGM members are joining thousands of people in Lansing, Mich., to march on the state Capitol to fight back against Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) and Republican legislators’ steamrolling “right to work” for less legislation without public debate or hearings.   Below is live-streaming video from the UAW’s Ustream page.  You can also visit the UAW Facebook page for live-streaming updates. [...]

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