Archive: 2015

Check Out BCTGM Local 24 Specialty Bakeries for Holiday Treats

Posted by BCTGM - December 16, 2015 - BCTGM-Made, Holidays Delicious Italian panettone loaf in front of a lit Christmas tree.

The holidays are best enjoyed with union-made cookies, cakes and desserts! BCTGM Local 24 (San Francisco) represents union bakers at numerous specialty bakeries renowned for scratch made breads, cookies, cakes and pastries. San Francisco’s Boudin Bakeries has produced sourdough bread since 1849. Since apprenticing with former Boudin owner “Papa Steve” Giraudo at 17, Master Baker and BCTGM Local 24 member  Fernando Padilla has lovingly preserved Boudin’s breadmaking […]

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Finally Some Justice in Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy

Posted by BCTGM - December 3, 2015 - Health & Safety

More than five years after 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, W.Va., justice was finally served as former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found criminally guilty for a conspiracy to willfully violate the Mine Safety and Health Act. While the tragedy was the largest […]

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VIDEO: TPP is a BAD DEAL for Workers!

Posted by BCTGM - November 19, 2015 - Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released, and it’s worse than we thought. It has many of the same provisions that gave corporations and CEOs more power over our communities and shipped jobs overseas. Watch this video to learn why TPP is not good for America’s workers.

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Sign Petition to Support Panera Workers in Michigan

Posted by BCTGM - November 6, 2015 - Organizing, Panera Union YES

More than three years have passed since they voted to form a union and Panera workers in Michigan are still waiting. The franchisee that owns the Panera Bread stores in the region continues to refuse to recognize the BCTGM as the official collective bargaining representative of the bakers and refuses to meet to bargain a first contract.  […]

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Stock up for a BCTGM-Made Trick-or-Treat!

Posted by BCTGM - October 14, 2015 - BCTGM-Made, Local Union News Halloween2015

Annabelle Candy Company: Rocky Road, Abba Zaba, Look, Big Hunk and U-No. (Local 125/Oakland, Calif.)   Boyer Candies: Mallo Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, Smoothie Cups, Triple Twist Pretzels, Dark Chocolate Mallo Cups. (Local 19/Cleveland, Ohio)   Concord Confections (Tootsie Roll Industries): Double Bubble Bubble Gum. (Local 264/Toronto)   Ghirardelli Chocolate: Pumpkin Spice Caramel Squares, Solid […]

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