Archive: May, 2013

U.S. Workers Protest International Labor Rights Abuses at Mondelēz

Posted by BCTGM - May 21, 2013 - Activism, International News

AFL-CIO Brandon Rees, acting director of the AFL-CIO Office of Investment, sends this report from today’s shareholder meeting of Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods) near Chicago. At today’s Mondelēz International’s shareholder meeting, the IUF, the international union body representing food workers worldwide, and unions representing the company’s North American employees, raised concerns about human rights abuses […]

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Protecting America’s Workers Act a “Long-Overdue” Update to OSH Act

Posted by BCTGM - May 9, 2013 - Health & Safety, Labor News, Legislative News

Forty-two years have passed since the Occupational Safety Health (OSH) Act was signed into law. Now, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has reintroduced the Protecting America’s Workers Act (PAWA) (S. 665) in an effort to strengthen the nation’s occupational safety protections.  She calls the legislation “a long-overdue update to the OSH Act, and a good step towards […]

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150 Workers Die Every Day From Injuries or Occupational Diseases

Posted by BCTGM - May 7, 2013 - Health & Safety

In 2011, 4,693 workers were killed on the job, according to a new AFL-CIO report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” That is an average of thirteen workers every day. In addition, another estimated 50,000 die every year from occupational diseases – an average of 137 a day, bringing the total worker fatalities […]

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Safeway: The Quintessential Community Bakery

Posted by BCTGM - May 3, 2013 - BCTGM-Made, Local Union News, Members at Work Alla Protsyuk puts the final touches on a birthday cake at the Sacramento bakery

BCTGM represented bakers can be found in Safeway bakeries from coast to coast. From intricately decorated cakes for every special occasion, to delectable fruit pies and gourmet cookies, the union bakers take pride in the products they provide. Featured here are the dedicated and proud bakers of Local 85 (Sacramento, Calif.) in Safeway bakeries in Fairfield […]

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Obama Sends Board Nominations to the Senate

Posted by BCTGM - May 1, 2013 - Activism, National Labor Relations, Take Action

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), crippled by a January court ruling against two recess appointees, has the potential to get back to full strength if the Senate confirms nominations President Barack Obama made April 9. Previous attempts to fill the NLRB have failed over congressional opposition to Board actions and Obama’s nominees. The President’s […]

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