Category: Activism

Local 300’s Smith to DNC: Support U.S. Workers with Fair Trade Laws

Posted by BCTGM - July 25, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO, Boycotts, Check the Label SmithEllisonDNConvention

Today as the Democratic National Convention kicked off in Philadelphia, BCTGM Local 300 member and laid off Nabisco worker Michael Smith was meeting labor delegates,union leaders and political activists to give voice to the nation’s working families negatively impacted by unfair U.S. trade laws. Smith met briefly this afternoon with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D. Minn.). Ellison, who […]

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Video: Nabisco Workers Fight Corporate Greed

Posted by BCTGM - July 12, 2016 - AFL-CIO, Boycotts, Check the Label, Corporate Greed Video2picBLOG

“Irene has made over $20 million dollars a year, for the last nine years. That is roughly 300 times that of the average Mondelez employee.” “For a CEO to make that much and refuse to leave our jobs in Chicago, to send them to Mexico, that’s a slap in our face. Irene Rosenfeld – you […]

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Do You Know Where Your Nabisco Treats are Made?

Posted by BCTGM - March 8, 2016 - Activism, BCTGM-Made, Boycotts, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Mondelez

BCTGM members working at Nabisco plants throughout the U.S. take great pride in producing the iconic products that have been a part of millions of Americans’ lives for more than 50 years. Today the BCTGM has launched a public education campaign encouraging Americans to “Check the Label” to support American jobs by ensuring their favorite […]

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10 Days to Stop Fast Track

Posted by BCTGM - January 28, 2014 - Activism, Events, Stop Fast Track

The BCTGM is part of a network of organizations joining together in opposition of the Camp-Baucus Fast Track legislation, “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act” (HR 3830/S 1900). This legislation would revive the outdated and unsound 2002 “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority mechanism. The BCTGM International Union is among the 564 organizations to sign a […]

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Memphis MLK Day Events Highlight Plight of Locked Out Kellogg Workers

Posted by BCTGM - January 22, 2014 - Activism, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News BCTGM International President David Durkee and International Secretary Treasurer Steve Bertelli led a large group of locked out Local 252G members, families and supporters down Main Street for the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade.

Memphis is historically a city that strongly embraces its workers.  Part of that history is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who came to support Memphis sanitation workers on strike in 1968 when he was assassinated. On January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Memphis community once again displayed support and […]

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