Archive: August, 2016

Don’t tell me I’m not American.

Posted by BCTGM - August 30, 2016 - AFL-CIO, Video

This is the story of AFL-CIO Executive Vice-President Tefere Gebre — his life, and almost death. It’s a story of the American Dream realized in the most dramatic way.

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Franklin Street Bakery Workers Fight to Join BCTGM Local 22

Posted by BCTGM - August 29, 2016 - Organizing FranklinStreetOrg

When workers at the Minneapolis-based Franklin Street Bakery had enough of management’s unfair treatment, they reached out to BCTGM Local 22 for help in forming a union. But as soon as the company got word that workers were trying to unionize, they began harassing, threatening and intimidating them. Since its organizing drive began this spring, […]

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AFL-CIO Commits to Mobilizing Millions of Women in 2016

Posted by BCTGM - August 4, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO

August 3, 2016 – The following is a statement by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler on the AFL-CIO Executive Council’s Working Women Economic Agenda:  Women make up more than half of the U.S. electorate, and we vote at higher rates than men. From now until November, the AFL-CIO will be talking to women voters about […]

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Portland Specialty Baking Workers FIGHT BACK

Posted by BCTGM - August 3, 2016 - Local Union News, Organizing portland-specialty-baking_23975617199_o

In the beginning, workers were not afraid. On the morning of January 11, sick of unsafe working conditions and unfair pay, dozens of workers at Portland Specialty Baking marched into the company president’s office and asked for voluntary union recognition. It was early 2015 that BCTGM Local 114 (Portland, Ore), with assistance from the BCTGM […]

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BCTGM International President Durkee: Check the Label and help Save an American Job!

Posted by BCTGM - August 2, 2016 - Boycotts, Check the Label, Mondelez COVER ChicFedNews Spring 2016 Read More