Category: AFL-CIO

Yale University: Negotiate a Fair Contract with Workers!

Posted by BCTGM - May 15, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Solidarity Yale-negotiate-share-twitter

Yale University won’t negotiate with its workers. Graduate teachers at Yale voted to form a union with Local 33–UNITE HERE in February. Instead of coming to the negotiating table, Yale is trying to run out the clock until President Trump appoints his own anti-worker picks to the National Labor Relations Board who can take back […]

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AFL-CIO Highlights Nabisco/Mondelēz as Model of Corporate Greed: PayWatch 2017

Posted by BCTGM - May 9, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed FB_PW_Nabisco_

Avoiding corporate income taxes is one way CEOs boost their companies’ profits and thereby increase their own pay. This corporate tax avoidance reduces the amount of money that is available for public goods like roads and schools. As a result, our economy increasingly has become out of balance. BCTGM Local 300 member and laid off […]

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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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From Wisconsin to Washington: A New Era in Union Busting Begins

Posted by BCTGM - March 27, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Political Action, Solidarity, Take Action, Uncategorized AFGE unionrts

Guest Post by J. David Cox, Sr., National President, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO Over the last several years, anti-union lawmakers and their corporate allies have waged a relentless battle against working people. Now, the campaign to dismantle collective bargaining rights has arrived squarely at the steps of the federal government and the […]

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