Archive: January, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: National Civil Rights Organization Calls on Kellogg to End Memphis Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - January 28, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Press

For Immediate Release: January 28 BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS INTERNATIONAL UNION, Kensington, Md. National Civil Rights Organization Calls on Kellogg to End Memphis Lockout The fight to return locked out Kellogg’s workers to their jobs in Memphis, Tenn. continues to escalate with increased support from national politicians, religious leaders and civil rights organizations. In a […]

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10 Days to Stop Fast Track

Posted by BCTGM - January 28, 2014 - Activism, Events, Stop Fast Track

The BCTGM is part of a network of organizations joining together in opposition of the Camp-Baucus Fast Track legislation, “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act” (HR 3830/S 1900). This legislation would revive the outdated and unsound 2002 “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority mechanism. The BCTGM International Union is among the 564 organizations to sign a […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) Sends a Strong Message to Kellogg’s Leadership

Posted by BCTGM - January 26, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout

Last week, Gregory Grant, President of the Memphis Chapter National Action Network (NAN) sent a strong message to Kellogg’s CEO John Brant with the letter below. “To that end, we along with other social justice groups strongly urge the City of Memphis to revisit and recall any and all tax incentives, rebates, pilots and provide […]

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VIDEO: Participants of the Harvard Trade Union Program send Messages of Solidarity to Kellogg Workers in Memphis

Posted by BCTGM - January 24, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Solidarity, Video Solidarity from Participants in Harvard Trade Union Program

Participants of the Harvard Trade Union Program created this amazing video of SOLIDARITY for the locked out Kellogg workers in Memphis, Tenn. Coordinated and filmed by the National Union of Workers – Australia. 

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Memphis MLK Day Events Highlight Plight of Locked Out Kellogg Workers

Posted by BCTGM - January 22, 2014 - Activism, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News BCTGM International President David Durkee and International Secretary Treasurer Steve Bertelli led a large group of locked out Local 252G members, families and supporters down Main Street for the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade.

Memphis is historically a city that strongly embraces its workers.  Part of that history is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who came to support Memphis sanitation workers on strike in 1968 when he was assassinated. On January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Memphis community once again displayed support and […]

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