Archive: April, 2012

April 28: Workers Memorial Day 2012

Posted by BCTGM - April 27, 2012 - Activism, Health & Safety, Labor News

The numbers are staggering. In 2010, an average of 150 workers died from job injuries and illnesses every day. And nearly 4 million workers were hurt or made ill. America must do better. That’s why working families across the country will come together to mourn the dead and injured and continue the struggle for good [...]

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BCTGM Sugar Locals Meet in Red River Valley

Posted by BCTGM - April 18, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Jobs, Labor News Sugar Meeting

East Grand Forks, Minn.—Thirty-four representatives of 11 BCTGM local unions met April 14 to discuss issues of importance to union members employed in the sugar industry. Chief among those issues was American Crystal Sugar’s (ACS) lockout of 1,300 BCTGM members in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Iowa nearly nine months ago. Participants in the sugar meeting included [...]

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Workers’ Voice Speaks For the 99%

Posted by BCTGM - April 13, 2012 - Activism, Labor News, Political Action

AFL-CIO Theresa Brown, a United Steelworkers (USW) member at Cooper Tire’s Findlay, Ohio, plant says in this election year, “Everybody is in the same fight. It doesn’t matter if you are a union member or not, this is about saving the middle class.” Brown was speaking at a press conference at AFL-CIO headquarters today where [...]

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA cites Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Steeleville,

Posted by BCTGM - April 9, 2012 - Health & Safety

STEELEVILLE, Ill. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. for six safety violations – including three willful – after two maintenance employees conducting welding operations sustained serious burns to their upper bodies as the result of an explosion within a dust collector at the company’s Steeleville [...]

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BCTGM Enthusiastically Endorses Obama

Posted by BCTGM - April 5, 2012 - Political Action

Following the lead of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced today that its General Executive Board has unanimously voted to endorse President Barack Obama for re-election. In announcing the Board’s decision, BCTGM International Union President Frank Hurt explained, “After assessing the positions of the Republican [...]

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