Archive: June, 2013

VIDEO: Union members rally in support of Panera Bread bakers during Friday protest

Posted by BCTGM - June 21, 2013 - Activism, Corporate Greed, Give Us 5, National Labor Relations, Panera Union YES, Political Action

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) — Union members gathered to protest outside the Panera Bread location on West Main in Kalamazoo Friday. Many Panera workers in Michigan voted over a year ago to form a collective bargaining unit as a part of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, but Battle Creek Panera baker Kathleen Von […]

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TODAY: Demand Action for Panera Bread Workers and the NLRB

Posted by BCTGM - June 19, 2013 - Activism, Corporate Greed, Local Union News, National Labor Relations, Panera Union YES, Take Action

The Panera baker’s story affects everyone in America who cares about their right to stand up for themselves at work: More than a year since they voted to form a union, Panera workers in Michigan are still waiting. The franchisee that owns the Panera Bread stores in the region refused to recognize the BCTGM as […]

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NLRB Disarray Undermines Panera Workers’ Fight for Union Representation

Posted by BCTGM - June 13, 2013 - Activism, Corporate Greed, Labor News, Legislative News, National Labor Relations, Organizing, Panera Union YES, Political Action STAND with Panera Bread Workers

Prime Example of Why the Senate Must Confirm Obama’s Board Nominees  This is how hope turns into despair. More than a year since they voted to form a union, Panera workers in Michigan are still waiting. The franchisee that owns the Panera Bread stores in the region refused to recognize the BCTGM as the official representative of the […]

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Check out NPR Series: Buried in Grain

Posted by BCTGM - June 5, 2013 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards Buried in Grain (NPR)

NPR Nearly 180 people — including 18 teenagers — have been killed in grain-related entrapments at federally regulated facilities across 34 states since 1984, records show. Their employers were issued a total of $9.2 million in fines, though regulators later reduced the penalties overall by 59 percent. Click here to read about these incidents by […]

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