Archive: August, 2012

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend by Participating in the American Rights at Work Tweet-a-Thon!

Posted by BCTGM - August 31, 2012 - Labor Day, Labor News Participate in the #UnionMember Labor Day tweet-a-thon!

American Rights at Work -  What do “Covert Affairs” star Christopher Gorham, Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, and the Cleveland Browns’ Benjamin Watson have in common?  They’re all proud union members and they’re all participating in our third annual Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon. Each year, our goal is simple: Take over Twitter during the holiday weekend, [...]

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White Energy Workers Vote UNION YES in Right-to-Work Kansas

Posted by BCTGM - August 30, 2012 - Local Union News, Organizing

On August 30, 2012, the BCTGM International Union and Local 218 (Kansas City, MO) won an organizing campaign at White Energy Gluten Mill in Russell, Kan. Gluten is one of the most critical ingredients in the manufacturing of most bakery and confectionery products. White Energy’s customers include a number of BCTGM-represented baking and confectionery companies [...]

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Locked-Out Crystal Sugar Worker: ‘We Didn’t Do Anything to Deserve This’

Posted by BCTGM - August 24, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Local Union News

AFL-CIO – Michael Frank headed over to a rally in East Grand Forks, Minn., last night, one of many he’s taken part in over the past year. Frank, along with 1,300 other workers, was locked out of the American Crystal Sugar factory a year ago, and last night’s event was part of the workers’ ongoing [...]

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The President’s Message, July/August 2012: Uncovering the Truth

Posted by BCTGM - August 23, 2012 - Jobs, Legislative News, Political Action, President's Report

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” –Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, October 2010 It has been said that the first casualty of war is the truth. Much the same can be said about political campaigns, especially a presidential race. Between now and Election [...]

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Hyatt Boycott Goes Global

Posted by BCTGM - August 10, 2012 - Activism, Boycotts, International, Labor News Hyatt Workers Boycott

  After many years of struggle, Hyatt workers and allies launched a global boycott of Hyatt on July 23, 2012. Leaders from the AFL-CIO, the NFL Players Association, the National Organization of Women (NOW), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Netroots Nation, Interfaith Worker Justice, and more joined Hyatt housekeepers for the launch, which [...]

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