Archive: March, 2016

Chicago Tribune Commentary by President Durkee and AFL-CIO President Trumka

Posted by BCTGM - March 29, 2016 - AFL-CIO, International, Mondelez, Press 20160323_065802

The Chicago Tribune published this joint commentary by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on March 29.  Oreos are incredibly popular, one of America’s top guilty pleasures. But we soon might not be able to stomach them, if the iconic cookies don’t sustain good jobs in the United States. As […]

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Jobs with Justice: Labor Department Tells Employers to Come Clean About Unionbusting

Posted by BCTGM - March 24, 2016 - Department of Labor, Organizing

March 23/Erin Johansson If an entire industry existed with the sole purpose of interfering with a federally protected right, isn’t it common sense that our federal government should want to keep tabs on it? Thankfully, the Obama administration just released a rule that will step up federal monitoring of employers who hire unionbusting consultants. Unionbusters […]

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OSHA official: Incentive Programs Problematic for Ergonomic Injuries

Posted by BCTGM - March 23, 2016 - Health & Safety, OSHA News

Some safety incentive programs are “especially problematic with ergonomic issues,” according to OSHA’s deputy director. Jordan Barab told attendees at the 19th annual Applied Ergonomics Conference in Orlando that it’s difficult to hide an injury like a broken leg, but it’s not as hard to hide a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Barab continued a dialog on safety incentive […]

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Bakery Workers Union to Double Down on Nabisco Consumer Boycott

Posted by BCTGM - March 23, 2016 - BCTGM-Made, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Mondelez, Press

KENSINGTON, Md. – Today, the BCTGM – which represents nearly 4,000 members at Mondelēz International, maker of Nabisco snack products – announced in response to the layoff of the first 277 workers at the Southside Nabisco Chicago Bakery, an escalation in its efforts to promote its “Check the Label” campaign, encouraging American consumers to reject Nabisco […]

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BCTGM Follows Lifeway CEO to California

Posted by BCTGM - March 14, 2016 - Local Union News, Organizing 20160312_100434

Workers at Lifeway Foods Inc. facilities in Chicago voted to join BCTGM Local 1 (Chicago) a year and a half ago but remain without a union contract as the company refuses to negotiate with the union. And despite a 2015 order by the the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the company will not bargain in good faith. […]

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