Category: Jobs

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

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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Stop Fast Track: Call Your Senator TODAY!

Posted by BCTGM - April 17, 2015 - Jobs, Legislative News, Stop Fast Track

The BCTGM knows firsthand the hardship that results when multinational corporations, Wall Street and their political allies in Washington, D.C. team up to enact “free trade” agreements. In the last 20 years, many thousands of BCTGM members have lost their good, middle-class jobs because the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has made it easy [...]

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The President’s Report: Defeating “Fast Track” is Key to Stopping Destructive “Free Trade” Deals

Posted by BCTGM - March 12, 2015 - AFL-CIO, Jobs, Political Action, President's Report, Stop Fast Track, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The record is clear, convincing and indisputable. For more than two decades, “free trade” agreements have had a disastrous impact on American and Canadian working families and devastated communities throughout North America. The BCTGM and our members know firsthand the hardship that results when multinational corporations, Wall Street and their political allies in Washington, D.C. [...]

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Fast Track is the Wrong Track

Posted by BCTGM - February 26, 2015 - Jobs, Local Union News, Political Action, Stop Fast Track, Take Action L24 TPP

Republican leaders in Congress and the Obama Administration have declared that trade is a potential area of compromise this year and working people should be concerned.  New trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are being negotiated in the same failed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) model. The negotiations are focused on padding corporate [...]

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What Happens When We Raise The Minimum Wage?

Posted by BCTGM - October 21, 2014 - Election, Jobs, Wages MinWageMinn14

FACT: In January 2014, 13 states raised their minimum wage; since then these states added more jobs and have lower unemployment rates than the 36 states that did not raise the minimum wage. FACT: The U.S. Government could save $7 billion dollars if companies just paid employees a higher minimum wage.* FACT: Federal minimum wage is $7.25 – and some states actually have [...]

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