Category: Jobs

New Wages for the New Year

Posted by BCTGM - January 4, 2016 - Home, Jobs, Wages, Why Unions Matter Fightfor15

According to a recent blog piece by The Atlantic,  laws raising the minimum wage in 12 states went into effect on January 1st. Additionally, the minimum wage in Maryland and Washington D.C. will go up in July, and inflation adjustments will be made to raise the minimum wage in Colorado and South Dakota. A handful of cities […]

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Watch and Share: We Must Strengthen Labor Unions

Posted by BCTGM - September 15, 2015 - Jobs, Organizing, Why Unions Matter Untitled-1 copy

If we’re going to raise wages for all working people and get our communities thriving again, we need to protect and strengthen the rights of working folks to speak up together at our workplaces. Check out this excellent video from Robert Reich about why unions are the key to building a strong middle class!   […]

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Southwest Side braces for loss of Oreos, and 600 jobs

Posted by BCTGM - August 28, 2015 - Jobs, Local Union News, Mondelez OREO

On Monday, August 24, NPR Chicago broadcast a special story detailing the recent announcement by Mondelēz International that it is shipping 600 union jobs — half the plant’s workforce — to Mexico. The program includes interviews with BCTGM Local 300 members at the Chicago Bakery. The report also includes information on how the city worked with Mondelēz  the last […]

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Gallup Poll Shows Working People are Growing More Supportive of Unions

Posted by BCTGM - August 28, 2015 - Jobs, Labor News, Organizing, Wages Gallup-Poll-Shows-Working-People-are-Growing-More-Supportive-of-Unions_blog_post_fullWidth

A new Gallup poll released this week shows that public approval of unions has risen by five percentage points over the past year, reaching 58% positive, the highest point since a 59% approval rating in 2008 and significantly higher than the all-time low of 48% approval recorded in 2009.

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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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