Category: Hostess Strike

Milling and Baking News | In the Eye of the Storm: David B. Durkee

Posted by BCTGM - April 2, 2013 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, International, Leadership, Local Union News

In January, BCTGM President David B. Durkee sat down for a 2-part interview with Joshua Sosland of Milling & Baking News to speak from the Union’s perspective on the ongoing situation at Hostess. In part one of this interview, Sosland focuses on Durkee’s background and the philosophy of the Union. “The philosophy always was and [...]

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VIDEO: Inside the Hostess Bankruptcy | Local 218 Members Tell their Story

Posted by BCTGM - January 24, 2013 - BCTGM-Made, Corporate Greed, Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Labor News, Local Union News Inside the Hostess Bankruptcy: Local 218 Members Tell their Story

BCTGM Local 218 member Mike Hummell, a Hostess/Wonder worker for 14 years, helps to tell the story of the Hostess bankruptcy through the eyes of dedicated Kansas bakers. “You’ve heard the Mainstream Media read you the Hostess PR sheet, now hear the truth from the mouths of the people who had their pension stolen. As [...]

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Union Member Strength and Solidarity Define Hostess Strike

Posted by BCTGM - December 12, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike Union Member Strength and Solidarity Define Hostess Strike

 The following was published in the November/December 2012 Issue of the BCTGM News.  Once upon a time there was a company. It had happy workers and was profitable for years – an American icon, some would say. But that fairytale ended long ago. One fact is clear: when BCTGM members employed by Hostess Brands across [...]

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Good Morning America (VIDEO): Judge Allows Hostess to Give Executives $1.8M in Bonuses

Posted by BCTGM - November 30, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike Good Morning America: Judge Allows Hostess to Give Executives $1.8M in Bonuses

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved bonuses for executives of Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, who stay on as the company is broken up and sold off. On Thursday, as part of a plan to liquidate the company and lay off 18,000 workers, a federal judge in White Plains, N.Y., approved paying 19 Hostess executives [...]

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Hostess Worker: “I’m Better Off Fighting to Keep Wonder Bread in a Union”

Posted by BCTGM - November 29, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike IBC Philadelphia 2010 001

“There is this narrative that the union talked us into voting for it, and we are portrayed as a bunch of emotional children that can’t make decisions. We knew what we were doing when we took concessions in 2005.” Read the full TRUTHOUT interview with BCTGM Hostess worker Mike Hummel by Yana Kunichoff.

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