Category: Jobs

Stop Fast Track: Call Your Senator TODAY!

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

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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Federal Judge Orders Kellogg to End Memphis Lockout; Immediately Return Workers to Jobs

Posted by BCTGM - July 31, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Labor News, Local Union News, National Labor Relations Memphis Kellogg Workers

A federal judge yesterday granted an injunction ordering the Kellogg Company to end its lockout of 226  BCTGM Local 252G members—at its Memphis cereal plant and reinstate them to their jobs within five days. Judge Samuel H. Mays, of the Western District of Tennessee, also ordered Kellogg to bargain with the union in good faith; offer [...]

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