Archive: July, 2012

AFL-CIO Escalates Campaign for Fairness at American Crystal Sugar

Posted by BCTGM - July 25, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Labor News Trumka ACS press

Audio available at https://dl.dropbox.com/u/12103381/7-25press%20conference.mp3 (St. Paul, Minn., July 25) – Today AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined 1300 workers with the Bakery, Confectionery Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), who have been locked out of five processing facilities and other facilities of American Crystal Sugar, in announcing that the AFL-CIO and BCTGM are escalating [...]

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Union Bashing Wrong Path to Recovery

Posted by BCTGM - July 24, 2012 - Canadian Worker News

CLC president Ken Georgetti published a letter in the Ottawa Citizen on July 18, 2012 in response to an opinion piece carried in the paper. In that article, Jonathan McLeod repeated the claim that is common in some business and political quarters that the imposition of so-called right-to-work legislation creates higher rates of growth in [...]

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National Labor Relations Board Indicts Panera Bread of Life Management on Thirty-Four Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Posted by BCTGM - July 16, 2012 - Labor News, Local Union News, National Labor Relations, Organizing, Panera Union YES

Kalamazoo, MI. – On June 28, 2012, three months after the majority of Bakers employed at Panera Bread Cafés in the I-94 Corridor Division voted Union yes, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a federal complaint against the company.  After Panera Bakers voted yes to be represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and [...]

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Congress Set to Consider “Make it in America” Bills

Posted by BCTGM - July 10, 2012 - America Wants to Work, Jobs, Labor News, Legislative News

AFL-CIO If anyone thinks U.S. manufacturing isn’t relevant to our lives today, they should consider this report from the Alliance for American Manufacturers pointing to the battle against raging wildfires in the western states: The Associated Press is reporting that the sole U.S. manufacturer of a device to spray airborne fire retardant is no longer in business. [...]

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