Archive: July, 2013

Montana Sugar Plant Faces $193K in Fines

Posted by BCTGM - July 29, 2013 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards Sugar beets are piled on the west side of the Western Sugar refinery in December 2012.    Read more:

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Federal regulators have proposed $193,300 in fines for a Billings, Mont. sugar plant after inspectors discovered 17 health and safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday that The Western Sugar Cooperative has 15 days to contest the agency’s findings. Among the alleged violations, 12 were […]

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board

Posted by BCTGM - July 17, 2013 - Give Us 5, National Labor Relations

AFL-CIO Although it took an eleventh hour deal, a shimmer of light has broken through the extreme Republican obstruction in the Senate. It is finally time to end the unprecedented blocking of President Obama’s nominees, which has spanned more than 700 days. More important, a confirmed National Labor Relations Board will provide millions of workers […]

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Statement on Hostess Brands Re-Entry into Wholesale Snack Cake Market

Posted by BCTGM - July 12, 2013 - Hostess Brands, Labor News, Press

Kensington, MD, July 12, 2013 – Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) President David B. Durkee issued the following statement in response to the impending re-entry by Hostess Brands, LLC into the snack cake market: “This coming week, Hostess Brands, LLC is expected to re-enter the wholesale snack cake market. Despite […]

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201 House Democrats Join Workers to Support NLRB Nominees

Posted by BCTGM - July 9, 2013 - Give Us 5, Legislative News, Panera Union YES, Political Action

AFL-CIO For 78 years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has safeguarded the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain to improve their wages, benefits and workplace environment. Next month, the NLRB’s power to protect more than 80 million private-sector workers could be further limited when the term of one of the current members […]

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