Archive: March, 2013

One year later, Panera Bread union continues fight to reach bargaining table

Posted by BCTGM - March 28, 2013 - Jobs, Organizing, Panera Union YES

Ursula Zerilli, KALAMAZOO, MI – Daniel Wood used to carry extra baking tools in his back pack, but lately the Panera Bread lead baker dons a briefcase full of legal paperwork. Wood, who works at the Panera Bread franchise on West Main Street, has become a leader of sorts of 17 bakers from six […]

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Sales of Hostess Brands Approved by Judge

Posted by BCTGM - March 19, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain has approved the sale of the sweet cake business formerly operated by Hostess Brands, clearing the way for Twinkies and other brands to return to shelves. Hostess Brands Inc. is selling the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos brands, to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million. Metropoulos […]

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NLC: President Durkee Elected to Board of Trustees of National Labor College

Posted by BCTGM - March 16, 2013 - Labor News, Leadership

Silver Spring, MD, March 14, 2013 – National Labor College (NLC) is pleased to announce the election of Bakery, Confectionery Tobacco and Grain Millers International Union President David B. Durkee to its Board of Trustees. “David has been a union activist his entire life, fighting for workers and standing up to corporations. His strong leadership […]

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