Archive: September, 2015

BCTGM Lobbies Against Federal Health Care Tax

Posted by BCTGM - September 22, 2015 - Labor News, Legislative News

The BCTGM, together with the AFL-CIO, has gone on the offensive to convince Congress and the Obama Administration, that a 40 percent excise tax on so-called “Cadillac” health care plans will have a detrimental effect on union workers who have sacrificed to maintain quality health care coverage for themselves and their families. The tax is […]

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Watch and Share: We Must Strengthen Labor Unions

Posted by BCTGM - September 15, 2015 - Jobs, Organizing, Why Unions Matter Untitled-1 copy

If we’re going to raise wages for all working people and get our communities thriving again, we need to protect and strengthen the rights of working folks to speak up together at our workplaces. Check out this excellent video from Robert Reich about why unions are the key to building a strong middle class!   […]

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NLRB Says Food Giant Hassles Union Workers

Posted by BCTGM - September 14, 2015 - National Labor Relations, Organizing

The following article featuring the current organizing drive  of BCTGM Local 232 in Phoenix, Arizona was published online by Erik De La Garza  on Thursday, September 10.  PHOENIX (CN) – Multibillion-dollar Shamrock Foods, the largest dairy in the Southwest, threatens, spies on and fires employees for supporting their union, the National Labor Relations Board claims […]

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Silica Regulations Would Save Hundreds of Worker Lives a Year

Posted by BCTGM - September 7, 2015 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA

Obama may join other presidents who have tried and failed to contain industrial dust. OSHA was supposed to finish reviewing public comment on its proposed rule in June. “If OSHA is unable to get out a rule on silica, something with such strong scientific evidence and completely feasible controls, then we can pretty much eliminate […]

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(VIDEO) Bernie Sanders Joins in Solidarity with Picketing BCTGM Local 100G Members

Posted by BCTGM - September 5, 2015 - Ingredion, Solidarity, Video BerniePenford1 (1 of 1)

“We are sick and tired of the war against working families,” Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders told BCTGM Local 100G members and supporters outside the Penford Products plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Sanders joined BCTGM Local 100G workers in an informational picket line, set up to highlight the workers’ struggle for a fair contract. The new […]

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