Archive: January, 2012

NLRB Approves New Rules to Minimize Undue Union Election Delays

Posted by BCTGM - January 21, 2012 - National Labor Relations, Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has approved new union representation rules to ensure workers can freely exercise one basic right we hold dear in this country—the right to vote. The new rules make union representation elections fairer by simplifying procedures, deferring litigation and setting shorter deadlines for hearings and filings. Currently when workers petition [...]

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B&C Pension Fund Represented on Hostess Credit Committee

Posted by BCTGM - January 19, 2012 - Corporate Greed, Hostess Bankruptcy, Labor News, Local Union News

On January 18, the first hearing concerning the bankruptcy of Hostess Brands was held in New York, N.Y. before a federal bankruptcy judge. The purpose of the court proceedings was to name members to the Creditors Committee. Bob Bergin, Executive Director of the Bakery and Confectionery Union and Industry International Health & Pension Funds, was [...]

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Republican Party Makes RTW Top Priority

Posted by BCTGM - January 19, 2012 - Legislative News, National Labor Relations

AFL-CIO – The national Republican party has selected Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels to respond to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week–sending a clear signal the party is making attacks on working people a top priority in the 2012 elections. Daniels is a key backer of right to work for less (RTW) [...]

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1 Million Signatures Submitted to Recall Walker

Posted by BCTGM - January 18, 2012 - Labor News, Legislative News, Political Action

Wisconsin working people hit one right out of Miller Park: Moments ago, they submitted 1 million signatures supporting a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker (R), exceeding the total number of signatures required by 460,000. Walker last year pushed to abolish the rights of public employees to collectively bargain for a middle class life. Walker’s [...]

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BCTGM to Continue Efforts to Protect Members at Hostess

Posted by BCTGM - January 12, 2012 - Corporate Greed, Hostess Bankruptcy, International News, Labor News, Local Union News

On Wednesday, January 11, Hostess Brands filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time since 2004.  The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) represents more than 5,000 workers at Hostess Brands. The BCTGM International Union’s legal and financial team, under the direction of International President Frank Hurt, has been working with [...]

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