Archive: June, 2016

Trump: A Complete Fraud On Trade

Posted by BCTGM - June 30, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO

In a new video, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka calls out Donald Trump for his complete hypocrisy on trade. While Trump makes grand promises on trade, his history tells us a different story.

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Put High-Quality Child Care and Pre-K Within Reach for Working Families

Posted by BCTGM - June 27, 2016 - Wages, Working Families

“In the United States, our child care system is failing and this has hidden costs for working families. The typical annual cost for child care for a family with two children (an infant and a four-year-old) is nearly $18,000. That averages to about 30% of the typical working family’s paycheck. This cost is so high […]

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The Fight for Latino Workers’ Lives on the Job

Posted by BCTGM - June 22, 2016 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards The-Fight-for-Latino-Workers-Lives-on-the-Job_blog_post_fullWidth

Too many Latino workers face disease, major injury and death while laboring in dangerous jobs with inadequate safeguards. In 2014, 804 Latino workers died on the job, with 64% of these fatalities being Latino workers born outside of the United States. Latino worker deaths recently have decreased even though more Latinos are working in the construction […]

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Alberta Labour movement urging NDP government to keep minimum wage promise

Posted by BCTGM - June 18, 2016 - Canadian Worker News

(CBC News/ June 17) The Alberta Federation of Labour wants the NDP to keep its promise to raise Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 by 2018 despite backlash from the business sector.  On Friday, the group launched the “15 is Fair” campaign in Edmonton at the Local Omnivore, a restaurant and deli. “During the last election campaign, […]

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Hillary Clinton Issues Statement on the BCTGM’s Endorsement

Posted by BCTGM - June 17, 2016 - Political Action In March, Hillary Clinton met with Nabisco workers  at the Local 300 office located across from the iconic Chicago Nabisco bakery. She told union members she wanted to figure out how to stop the impending relocation of 600 American jobs to Mexico.

Following the BCTGM’s official endorsement, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. “Members of the BCTGM don’t just help feed America—they helped build the greatest middle class in history. “Members of the BCTGM know, as I do, that we are […]

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