Category: International

Chicago Tribune Commentary by President Durkee and AFL-CIO President Trumka

Posted by BCTGM - March 29, 2016 - AFL-CIO, International, Mondelez, Press 20160323_065802

The Chicago Tribune published this joint commentary by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on March 29.  Oreos are incredibly popular, one of America’s top guilty pleasures. But we soon might not be able to stomach them, if the iconic cookies don’t sustain good jobs in the United States. As […]

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BCTGM Members at Kellogg Ready to Eat Cereal Plants Ratify Master Contract

Posted by BCTGM - August 3, 2015 - Collective Bargaining, International, Local Union News kellogg-company cereals

Kensington, MD – More than BCTGM 1,300 members at four Kellogg cereal plants voted to ratify a new five-year Master Contract to replace the one set to expire on October 3, 2015. The locations of the plants included under the new Agreement are Lancaster, Pa. (374G), Battle Creek, Mich. (Local 3G), Omaha, Neb. (50G), and […]

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Mondelēz Asks Loyal Chicago Employees to Compete for Jobs against its Low-Wage Workforce in Mexico

Posted by BCTGM - May 15, 2015 - International, Jobs, Local Union News, Mondelez

Chicago, Ill. – BCTGM representatives met today with local and international representatives of Mondelēz International, Inc. to discuss investment plans related to the company’s Chicago bakery located at 7300 South Kedzie Avenue. Mondelēz essentially told the BCTGM that the workers had to come up with $46 million in annual savings at the Chicago facility for […]

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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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BCTGM International Executive Officers Take Office

Posted by BCTGM - January 4, 2013 - International, Leadership

BCTGM International President Frank Hurt, who served as president of the International Union since October 1, 1992, retired effective January 1, 2013. To serve Hurt’s unexpired term through the next constitutional convention in 2014, the BCTGM General Executive Board (GEB) unanimously approved Hurt’s nomination of David B. Durkee as International President.  The GEB further approved […]

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