Archive: May, 2016

The Verizon Deal is a Huge Victory for all Workers

Posted by BCTGM - May 31, 2016 - Labor News, Solidarity P1050347

The Verizon fight, the biggest strike in recent history, proved that when working people stand together and fight back, we can win. Communications Workers of America (CWA) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached between striking workers and Verizon last week: Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April […]

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Sign Petition to tell Carrier You Oppose Outsourcing 1,400 American jobs!

Posted by BCTGM - May 19, 2016 - Solidarity

Workers at Carrier Corp.’s manufacturing facility in Indianapolis are fighting to save their jobs from being outsourced to a plant in Mexico. Many of these people have worked at the Indianapolis plant for years, and their work has made Carrier, a subsidiary of United Technologies, a hugely profitable company. Last year, Carrier made $7 billion in […]

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Support the Brave Working Families on Strike at Verizon on May 21

Posted by BCTGM - May 18, 2016 - Solidarity VerizonStrike1

As nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers prepare to enter their third cycle without a paycheck to feed their families, communities throughout the East Coast are showing their support for the largest strike in recent history. The BCTGM International will be participating in the May 21 National Family Action Day in support of 40,000 families still […]

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Overtime Protections to Raise Wages for Millions of Workers

Posted by BCTGM - May 18, 2016 - Department of Labor, Wages

12.5 Million Americans: the number of people that the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) estimates will be effected by President Obama’s changes to the overtime rule. Under the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will update the threshold for salaried workers who automatically qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 […]

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PayWatch 2016 highlights Mondelēz CEO-to-worker pay disparity

Posted by BCTGM - May 17, 2016 - Check the Label, Corporate Greed, Mondelez

“It was a lonely, sad ride home and a day I will never forget,” recalls Michael Smith, one of the “Nabisco 600” laid off on March 23 from the Southside Chicago Mondelēz bakery.  “At 59 years of age, I basically have to learn how to reinvent myself in today’s job market.”  Smith was a spokesperson […]

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