Archive: October, 2012

Dianda’s Bakery Celebrates 50 Years of Honored Traditions

Posted by BCTGM - October 24, 2012 - BCTGM-Made, Local Union News Dianda_Storefront

  Union bakers at San Francisco’s famous Dianda’s Italian-American Pastry Co. have been creating some of the city’s most loved cakes and pastries since the Mission district bakery opened its doors in 1962. What is the secret to their long success? Happy workers, time-honored recipes and loyal customers. This well-loved neighborhood bakery is renowned for [...]

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AFL-CIO and Working Families Launch Crystal Sugar Boycott

Posted by BCTGM - October 16, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Boycotts, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Local Union News AFL-ACSBoycott

With the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, working families throughout the country have launched a nationwide consumer boycott of American Crystal Sugar products in response to Crystal’s Sugar 14-month lockout of 1,300 BCTGM members.  The AFL-CIO noted that the boycott will be called off if the management of Crystal Sugar, which has denied its workers the opportunity to do [...]

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Children Speak Out Against the American Crystal Sugar Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - October 10, 2012 - American Crystal Sugar, Local Union News ACSChildren

Please take a moment to watch this moving video of children of locked out workers that illustrates the unnecessary human cost of corporate greed.  American Crystal Sugar and its increasingly well-paid CEO, Dave Berg thought record profits and skyrocketing CEO pay were not enough, and instead of expressing gratitude to their workers have instead denied them [...]

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