Archive: March, 2012

Panera Bread Bakers Vote YES to Representation by Bakery Workers Union

Posted by BCTGM - March 23, 2012 - BCTGM-Made, Local Union News, Organizing, Panera Union YES Panera Bread Bakers Vote YES to Representation by Bakery Workers Union

Kalamazoo, MI. – If you drive by a Panera Bread Café on any given morning, you will be treated with the decadent smell of freshly baking bread and sweet goods, thanks to the artful skills of Panera Bread bakers. These bakers work from 10:00 p.m. each night to 6:00 a.m. each morning making sure fresh [...]

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Tell your Representative: Vote NO on the Ryan Budget

Posted by BCTGM - March 22, 2012 - Activism, Corporate Greed, Political Action

Earlier this week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) — Chairman of the House Budget Committee — unveiled the GOP budget plan and simply put, it’s a disaster for working families and a boondoggle for insurance companies and the wealthiest one percent. Ryan’s budget would end Medicare as we know it, eliminate the Affordable Care Act, drastically [...]

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Ken Georgetti Flags Abuses of Trade Union Rights in Mexico

Posted by BCTGM - March 22, 2012 - Canadian Worker News

CLC OTTAWA – CLC President Ken Georgetti met on March 14th with Francisco J. Barrio-Terrazas, Mexico’s ambassador to Canada. Georgetti and other Canadian union leaders expressed concern about the continuing abuse of trade union rights by the Mexican government. Georgetti was accompanied by Dave Coles, President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, [...]

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The Rise of the Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - March 20, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Labor News, Local Union News

From the Roquette corn milling facility in Keokuk, Iowa, to American Crystal Sugar in the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota and Cooper Tires in Findlay, Ohio, employers are turning to lockouts as a tactic to force union workers to accept major concessions when contract negotiations deadlock. For the BCTGM, the lockout of [...]

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Republican Budget: ‘Of, By and For the 1%’

Posted by BCTGM - March 20, 2012 - Corporate Greed, Labor News, Legislative News, National Labor Relations

AFL-CIO– The House Republican budget, crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R- Wis.) and unveiled today, provides a blueprint of what America would like look under Republican control, “a government of, by and for the 1%,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. House Republicans have dropped all pretenses and laid out their plan to destroy Medicare and [...]

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