Archive: February, 2012

OSHA Cites Hershey Contractor $283,000 For Failure to Record Injuries, Illnesses

Posted by BCTGM - February 23, 2012 - Health & Safety

By Lorraine McCarthy PHILADELPHIA—Federal regulators have proposed penalties totaling $283,000 against the operator of a Hershey Co. facility in Pennsylvania that employed foreign students to repackage candy, after an inspection prompted by student complaints revealed alleged workplace safety and health violations, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Feb. 21. OSHA cited Exel [...]

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Locked Out Crystal Sugar and Cooper Tire Workers Launch Journey for Justice

Posted by BCTGM - February 22, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Corporate Greed, Journey for Justice, Labor News, Local Union News journey-for-justice

Supporters Deliver Petition Signed by Tens of Thousands to Crystal Sugar Headquarters Fargo, ND—Hundreds of union members, their families, and supporters rallied in Moorhead, MN, today to protest the lockout of some 1,300 workers by American Crystal Sugar Company (ACS). After the rally, a delegation of labor and community leaders delivered a petition signed by [...]

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A Journey for Justice

Posted by BCTGM - February 21, 2012 - Activism, American Crystal Sugar, Journey for Justice, Labor News, Local Union News

Locked out BCTGM members from American Crystal Sugar are taking their message on the road, joining locked out USW workers from Ohio-based Cooper Tire and Rubber in “From Fargo to Findlay: A Journey for Justice.”  The six-day, six-state solidarity tour will focus attention on the two examples of the recent wave of greed-motivated corporate attacks on [...]

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The IUF Writes a Letter to CEO Dave Berg Condemning his Comments Likening the Union to a “Cancerous Tumor”

Posted by BCTGM - February 16, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Corporate Greed 0165 American Crystal CEO

On February 16th, IUF General Secretary Ron Oswald sent a letter to American Crystal CEO Dave Berg, once again urging him to end the lockout and return to the negotiating table.  Oswald indicated that the IUF’s global sugar coodinator reported on the situation at a recent world conference of their agricultural works unions. “Delegates were shocked [...]

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OSHA cites grain company after 2 teenage workers suffer leg amputations at Kremlin, Okla., facility

Posted by BCTGM - February 5, 2012 - Health & Safety

OSHA has cited Zaloudek Grain Co. with four serious safety violations following an incident involving two 17-year-olds in August 2011. Both suffered leg amputations when they became caught in an inadequately guarded screw auger while cleaning out a grain flat storage structure at the company’s facility in Kremlin. OSHA investigators found serious violations including failures [...]

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