Archive: April, 2017

Mourn for the Dead. Fight for the Living.

Posted by BCTGM - April 28, 2017 - Health & Safety, OSHA, Workers Memorial Day WorkersMemorialDay

The important worker safety and health gains that the BCTGM and the American labor movement have fought for and won are now threatened. The Trump administration has launched an all-out assault on regulations. The president has ordered that for every new protection, two existing safeguards must be removed from the books. At the same time, […]

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Make Trade Fair for Working People

Posted by BCTGM - April 27, 2017 - Trade NAFTA Bad Deal

Nearly 700,000: That’s the number of high-wage manufacturing jobs sent by NAFTA to Mexico, where pay remains near the lowest in the world. On the presidential campaign trail, then-candidate Trump called NAFTA the “worst trade deal.” We agree. But any renegotiation must raise wages and standards for workers, not further tilt our economy to benefit […]

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150 Workers Die on the Job Every Day

Posted by BCTGM - April 26, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Health & Safety DeathOnJob 2017

Nobody should be in danger for a dollar, but 4,836 people died in 2015 at work from machine malfunctions, equipment failures, falls from construction equipment, and other deadly and preventable causes. More than 50,000 people died from those work-related injuries and illnesses. These are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, folks who simply worked for […]

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AFL-CIO President Trumka Highlights Nabisco/Mondelez Worker During Major National Address

Posted by BCTGM - April 5, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Jobs, Mondelez PresTrumka-NPC-550x533

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a major address before the National Press Club in Washington D.C., calling upon leaders of both parties to not only pursue an agenda that benefits working people across the country, but that strengthens the right of every American to negotiate for better wages and benefits. As part of President Trumka’s […]

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