Archive: May, 2015

Mondelēz Asks Loyal Chicago Employees to Compete for Jobs against its Low-Wage Workforce in Mexico

Posted by BCTGM - May 15, 2015 - International, Jobs, Local Union News, Mondelez

Chicago, Ill. – BCTGM representatives met today with local and international representatives of Mondelēz International, Inc. to discuss investment plans related to the company’s Chicago bakery located at 7300 South Kedzie Avenue. Mondelēz essentially told the BCTGM that the workers had to come up with $46 million in annual savings at the Chicago facility for […]

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NLRB Reaffirms Kellogg Lockout was Illegal; Orders Workers to be Made Whole

Posted by BCTGM - May 14, 2015 - Kellogg's Lockout, National Labor Relations L252Glockedout 11_2013

The five-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington, D.C.  has reaffirmed that the Kellogg Company illegally locked out more than 220 members of BCTGM Local 252G at the company’s Memphis, Tenn. cereal plant from October 22, 2013 to August 11, 2014. The May 7th NLRB decision directed the company to make […]

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NLRB Sets Federal Hearing to Deliberate ADM’s Labor Law Violations

Posted by BCTGM - May 13, 2015 - National Labor Relations, Organizing Archer Daniels Midlands Co. Tour

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has scheduled a Federal Hearing to deliberate the Federal Complaint against Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) for violating Federal Labor Laws by interrogating, threatening and intimidating workers during their efforts to join a union. Sixty-two workers at the ADM Bio-Product Maintenance plant in Decatur, Ill. voted to join BCTGM Local […]

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Senate Votes AGAINST Fast Track for TPP

Posted by BCTGM - May 13, 2015 - Legislative News, Stop Fast Track, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Under intense pressure from the labor movement and the progressive community, the Senate voted 52 to 45 to block debate on Fast Track legislation that would have forbidden Congress from making amendments to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. BCTGM International President David Durkee urges union members to continue to put pressure on their members of Congress. “This […]

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Senate is expected to vote TODAY on Trade Promotion Authority

Posted by BCTGM - May 12, 2015 - Stop Fast Track, Take Action, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Fast Track Email - FB (1)

We can’t afford to pass fast track legislation, which would pave the way for a bad trade deal that lowers wages and outsources jobs. For decades, we’ve seen how fast-tracked trade deals have devastated our communities through lost jobs and eroded public services. We need a new model for trade that raises wages, addresses currency cheating, […]

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