Archive: September, 2012

Tough Enough to Wear Pink: Firefighters Give Back to Communities On and Off the Job

Posted by BCTGM - September 27, 2012 - Activism, Labor News, Uncategorized

by Tulla Connell It’s hard to miss a burly firefighter in a bright pink T-shirt. And for tens of thousands of Fire Fighters (IAFF) union members across the country, that’s exactly the point. When the public sees them in pink tees, they are reminded that breast cancer is a deadly disease requiring regular exams and [...]

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MNF Disaster in Seattle in Brings More Calls to End NFL Lockout of Refs

Posted by BCTGM - September 25, 2012 - Uncategorized

(This is a cross-post from the AFL-CIO NOW Blog written by Mike Hall) If you were building a bridge, would you hire a work crew with a few hours of metal shop on their resumes, or trained and certified Iron Workers? Would you go into surgery with someone who only has a CPR certificate, or a [...]

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Mitt, Meet the 47%

Posted by BCTGM - September 19, 2012 - Labor News

AFL-CIO - Just who was Mitt Romney referring to in his secretly recorded comments at a Boca Raton, Fla., fundraiser as people who don’t “take personal responsibility and care for themselves”? 61 percent of them work but don’t earn enough to owe income tax. 17 percent are students (who will pay plenty of taxes once they’re [...]

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BCTGM Members Reject Hostess Proposal By Over Ninety Percent

Posted by BCTGM - September 17, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy

BCTGM members employed by Hostess Brands rejected the company’s Last/Best/Final proposal by 92 percent. Union members in every region of the country and every segment of the company’s operations overwhelmingly opposed the proposal.  In many locations, the vote to reject the proposal was unanimous. In announcing the vote results, BCTGM International President Frank Hurt stated, “Throughout [...]

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“We Gave 110% for Crystal Sugar”

Posted by BCTGM - September 13, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Corporate Greed

(Tula Connell published this Blog post today on AFL-CIO-NOW)  Despite waking up with the flu one morning this week, Bonnie Holter headed out to take part in a 6 a.m. vigil outside the home of a member of the American Crystal Sugar Co. board of directors in East Grand Forks, Minn. Tired and ready to [...]

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