Archive: April, 2013

President’s Report: Income Inequality Taking Toll on Working Families

Posted by BCTGM - April 30, 2013 - Corporate Greed, Labor News, President's Report

“MARKET GAINS PUMP CEO PAY – Corporate chiefs pull in $50 million or more” – USA Today, 3/21/13 “Last year I attended a Thanksgiving dinner at Harris Elementary School…in Decatur (IL), where I learned that 92 percent of the kids are on free or reduced-cost lunches.”  —Howard G. Buffett, leading advocate for U.S. and global […]

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BCTGM ‘Extremely Disappointed’ by Reports Hostess Brands Buyer Will Not Hire Union Members

Posted by BCTGM - April 26, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Brands

Jackie Tortora, AFL-CIO In response to Metropoulos & Co. CEO C. Dean Metropoulos’ statement to The Wall Street Journal that the company will not hire union workers when reopening four former Hostess Brands bakeries, BCTGM International President David B. Durkee issued the following statement on behalf of all BCTGM members: The BCTGM is pleased to […]

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Milling and Baking News | In the Eye of the Storm: David B. Durkee

Posted by BCTGM - April 2, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, International, Leadership, Local Union News

In January, BCTGM President David B. Durkee sat down for a 2-part interview with Joshua Sosland of Milling & Baking News to speak from the Union’s perspective on the ongoing situation at Hostess. In part one of this interview, Sosland focuses on Durkee’s background and the philosophy of the Union. “The philosophy always was and […]

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