Archive: 2016

Sign now: Stop Trump’s nominee for labor secretary

Posted by BCTGM - December 21, 2016 - Trump Administration, Wages puzder-fb

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor—fast food CEO Andrew Puzder—would be a disaster for working Americans. He’s railed against a meaningful increase in the minimum wage, opposed expanding overtime pay and supported replacing working people with machines. Sign the AFL-CIO’s petition immediately to tell your members of Congress to oppose him.  There were many […]

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Why Trump’s Cabinet Picks Should Worry all Americans

Posted by BCTGM - December 19, 2016 - AFL-CIO, Trump Administration trump

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka advises all Americans to pay close attention to President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations. The vast majority of Americans, no matter their candidate of choice, voted to rewrite the economic rules that have for too long left working people weaker and poorer. When it comes to the economic security of our families […]

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Make it a Union-Made Holiday!

Posted by BCTGM - December 15, 2016 - AFL-CIO, Union Made Delicious Italian panettone loaf in front of a lit Christmas tree.

There are a wide range of union-made holiday gift possibilities, from BCTGM-made candies and cakes, to clothes, games, sports equipment and more! Here are some holiday ideas made by proud members of UNITE HERE, Boilermakers (IBB), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW), Teamsters (IBT), UAW, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union/UFCW (RWDSU/UFCW) […]

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Enjoy a BCTGM-Made Holiday Season

Posted by BCTGM - December 14, 2016 - BCTGM-Made, Holidays, Local Union News BCTGM-Made Holiday 2012

Delight your friends and loved ones with holiday treats made by hard-working BCTGM members! Listed here is a sampling of the BCTGM-contracted companies that produce seasonal specialties… Allan Candy Company Allan Traditional Candy Canes (Peppermint, Cherry and Mini Peppermint), Allan Holiday Collection Candy Canes (French Vanilla & Gingerbread, Butterscotch & Cappucino, Mini Canes), Allan Fruit […]

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Is Donald Trump Against the American Worker?

Posted by BCTGM - December 14, 2016 - Department of Labor, Working Families

Read this Daily Comment column in The New Yorker by writer William Finnegan: Donald Trump has chosen a fast-food executive, Andy Puzder, to be his Labor Secretary. Puzder, the C.E.O. of the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s burger chains, was a heavy donor to the Trump campaign. He is a prominent opponent […]

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