Category: Local Union News

BCTGM Pledges Full Support for Lifeway Workers

Posted by BCTGM - April 8, 2016 - Local Union News, Press

It has been more than a year and a half since workers at three Chicago-area Lifeway Foods facilities overcame a vicious anti-union campaign and voted overwhelmingly to join the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Since that time, Lifeway executives, including CEO Julie Smolyansky, have refused to negotiate a first union […]

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BCTGM Follows Lifeway CEO to California

Posted by BCTGM - March 14, 2016 - Local Union News, Organizing 20160312_100434

Workers at Lifeway Foods Inc. facilities in Chicago voted to join BCTGM Local 1 (Chicago) a year and a half ago but remain without a union contract as the company refuses to negotiate with the union. And despite a 2015 order by the the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the company will not bargain in good faith. […]

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NLRB Rules ADM Violated Federal Labor Laws

Posted by BCTGM - March 3, 2016 - Local Union News, National Labor Relations, Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is guilty of violating federal labor laws. The NLRB adopted the findings and conclusions of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Melissa M. Olivero. In a thirty-three page Decision, Judge Olivero wrote, “ADM has committed numerous violations of Section 8(a)(1) of the Act by interrogating and […]

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Video: The Nabisco/Mondelēz 600

Posted by BCTGM - February 19, 2016 - Local Union News, Mondelez, Take Action, Video

In July 2015, Nabisco announced it had chosen to invest an additional $130 million in its new $400 million plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing that money in its iconic plant in Chicago. As a result, 600 workers in Chicago could lose their jobs and an entire South Side community could be devastated. Watch […]

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Labor Board Cites Ingredion, Inc. for Multiple Violations of Federal Law

Posted by BCTGM - January 6, 2016 - Ingredion, Local Union News, National Labor Relations, Press BerniePenford2 (3 of 11)

Following a months-long investigation, Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had decided to issue a complaint charging Ingredion, Inc. with multiple violations of the National Labor Relations Act at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa facility. Those violations include illegally engaging in “surface bargaining”– meaning engaging in a sham process of […]

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