Category: AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO Executive Council Approves National Good Jobs Campaign with Focus on Mondelēz

Posted by BCTGM - March 15, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Check the Label, Mondelez 20160323_065802

The AFL-CIO Executive Council has approved a new National Good Jobs campaign that will expose and challenge the corporate outsourcing of jobs by American companies, choosing Mondelēz International as its first example of greed over good. The AFL-CIO has issued the following press release: March 14, 2017 Mondelēz (Nabisco/Oreo)Will Be the First Solidarity Campaign (San Antonio, March […]

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Collective Action of Workers Pushes Andrew Puzder to Withdraw

Posted by BCTGM - February 16, 2017 - Activism, AFL-CIO, Department of Labor, Trump Administration Puzder_AFCMEblog_post_fullWidth

The withdrawal of Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder is being hailed as a victory for America’s workers. From coast to coast, workers made thousands of calls, attended mass rallies and demonstrations and met with their Senators to expose Puzder’s record of driving down wages, harassment and worker intimidation. Puzder’s anti-worker views are no secret. He […]

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Taste of JUSTICE: Support Franklin Street Bakery Workers in Minneapolis

Posted by BCTGM - January 20, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Local Union News, Organizing TasteofJusticeLogo_web

Workers at the Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis have struggled for years with poverty wages, unaffordable health insurance, lack of time off to care for family members, little opportunity for advancement and raises, favoritism, and unfairly applied work policies. When the bakers decided to exercise their legal right to form a union and improve their conditions, […]

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At this Time of Challenge and Controversy, We Need Solidarity

Posted by BCTGM - January 13, 2017 - AFL-CIO MLK quote

by Tefere Gebre, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of convenience and comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We’re coming off of an election that reminded us we still have considerable work ahead in the […]

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Why Trump’s Cabinet Picks Should Worry all Americans

Posted by BCTGM - December 19, 2016 - AFL-CIO, Trump Administration trump

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka advises all Americans to pay close attention to President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations. The vast majority of Americans, no matter their candidate of choice, voted to rewrite the economic rules that have for too long left working people weaker and poorer. When it comes to the economic security of our families […]

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