Archive: August, 2013

Nationwide Fast-Food Strike Set for Thursday, August 29

Posted by BCTGM - August 26, 2013 - Activism, Jobs, Organizing, Uncategorized

This is a cross post from the AFL-CIO: The growing movement for a living wage and justice for fast-food and other low-wage workers will reach another milestone next week with a nationwide strike set for Aug. 29. Following the success and public support of a walkout in eight cities earlier this month, those workers and the community, faith and […]

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Secretary Perez Comments on Decrease in Fatal Work Injuries

Posted by BCTGM - August 22, 2013 - Health & Safety

WASHINGTON – Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released on August 22 show a reduction in the number of fatal work injuries in 2012 compared with 2011. Last year, 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011. Based […]

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Attention BCTGM Union Stewards

Posted by BCTGM - August 22, 2013 - Leadership, Local Union News, News for Stewards BCTGM Stewards

We have built a new section onto our website just for you – the BCTGM Stewards Corner. The job of a steward is one of the most challenging, most rewarding and most important jobs in our union.  That’s because union stewards are on the front lines of our fight to develop a strong, active union […]

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Durkee Joins ALEC Protest in Chicago

Posted by BCTGM - August 8, 2013 - Activism, Corporate Greed, Political Action

BCTGM International President David Durkee joined with members of BCTGM Local 1, the Chicago Federation of Labor and various allies at a rally to protest the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC’s) 40th Anniversary Meeting in Chicago. ALEC is leading conservative efforts to roll back the rights of working families. From the Chicago Federation of Labor: […]

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Senate Confirms NLRB Nominees; Board at Full Strength

Posted by BCTGM - August 1, 2013 - Give Us 5, Legislative News, National Labor Relations, Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is now fully staffed and able to continue to function to protect workers’ rights after the U.S. Senate on July 30 confirmed five members. The votes end a months-long blockade on President Obama’s nominees by Senate Republicans who threatened to shut the board down August 27. The five members […]

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