Category: Local Union News

Union Bakers Create Specialty Bakery Products in Ohio

Posted by BCTGM - June 2, 2014 - BCTGM-Made, Local Union News, Members at Work featured

Heinen’s Fine Foods is a Cleveland, Ohio based family-owned gourmet grocery store that was established in 1929 by Joe Heinen who opened a small butcher shop on the east side of the city, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats.   After his initial success, Heinen added homemade peanut butter, pickles [...]

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Locked Out Workers Submit $15 Million Grant Application to W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Posted by BCTGM - April 24, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Corporate Greed, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News IMG_2906

I remained hopeful that this situation would resolve soon for many days, but as these days turned to weeks, and these weeks to months, I am starting to wonder why nobody is listening to my plea. It hurts to be ignored. —Kara Butterfield, 15, daughter of Jeff Butterfield, Local 252G locked out Kellogg worker This [...]

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(VIDEO) Kellogg Greed: The Destruction of Middle Class Jobs around the World

Posted by BCTGM - March 18, 2014 - BCTGM-Made, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News, Solidarity, Video

A series of videos were launched today to tell the story of the actions Kellogg is taking against its workers around the globe. While the CEO of The Kellogg Company, John Bryant, gets a pay raise of $8 million and investors get rich with increasing dividend payments and share buybacks, thousands of Kellogg employees and [...]

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Memphis MLK Day Events Highlight Plight of Locked Out Kellogg Workers

Posted by BCTGM - January 22, 2014 - Activism, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News BCTGM International President David Durkee and International Secretary Treasurer Steve Bertelli led a large group of locked out Local 252G members, families and supporters down Main Street for the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade.

Memphis is historically a city that strongly embraces its workers.  Part of that history is the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who came to support Memphis sanitation workers on strike in 1968 when he was assassinated. On January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Memphis community once again displayed support and [...]

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SLIDESHOW: Wishing for a Memphis Miracle

Posted by BCTGM - December 18, 2013 - Corporate Greed, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News Bryan Olden letter to Kellogg's

“There are some upon this earth of yours,” returned the Spirit, “who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all out kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and [...]

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