Archive: April, 2014

Safe Jobs Save Lives | Workers Memorial Day 2014

Posted by BCTGM - April 28, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Labor News, Workers Memorial Day Workers Memorial Day - April 28

Today (April 28th), the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces. This year, the struggle continues to create good jobs in this country that are safe and healthy and to ensure the freedom of workers […]

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BCTGM, AFL-CIO Submit Proposal to Kellogg Shareholders

Posted by BCTGM - April 25, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed, Kellogg's Lockout IMG_1631

BCTGM International President David Durkee and International Secretary Treasurer Steve Bertelli, together with locked out Local 252G Kellogg workers and AFL-CIO representatives, attended the  Kellogg Company shareholder meeting today in Battle Creek, Mich. The AFL-CIO presented Proposal 5 to the shareholders. The proposal, put forward by Brandon Rees of the AFL-CIO Office of Investment, would […]

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BCTGM Descends on Kellogg Company Shareholders Meeting

Posted by BCTGM - April 25, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed, Kellogg's Lockout kellogg rally

BCTGM members from five states and Canada descended upon  the Kellogg Company annual shareholders meeting Battle Creek, Mich. to protest the company’s illegal lockout of more than 220 Local 252G Memphis, Tenn. cereal workers. Hundreds of union members, labor leaders, and community activists joined the BCTGM outside the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium for a rally.  Locked […]

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Locked Out Workers Submit $15 Million Grant Application to W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Posted by BCTGM - April 24, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News IMG_2906

I remained hopeful that this situation would resolve soon for many days, but as these days turned to weeks, and these weeks to months, I am starting to wonder why nobody is listening to my plea. It hurts to be ignored. —Kara Butterfield, 15, daughter of Jeff Butterfield, Local 252G locked out Kellogg worker This […]

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Kellogg Locked Out Workers to Cut Costs, Paid CEO $8 Million

Posted by BCTGM - April 21, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed, Kellogg's Lockout Kevin_AFL BLOG

According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released April 15, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. All you need to do is ask BCTGM Local 252G President Kevin Bradshaw, who along with more than 220 other union workers, has been locked out of the Kellogg cereal plant in Memphis, Tenn. […]

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