Category: Local Union News

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to Visit Penford Products Union Members in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Posted by BCTGM - September 3, 2015 - Collective Bargaining, Ingredion, Local Union News, Solidarity Bernie

In a sign of solidarity, Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will join BCTGM Local 100G members and supporters in an informational picket outside the Penford Products factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday, September 4th. Union members at the plant have been fighting for a fair new contract with Ingredion, Inc. which purchased the facility […]

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Enjoy a BCTGM Union-Made Labor Day

Posted by BCTGM - September 2, 2015 - BCTGM-Made, Labor Day, Local Union News american flag on blue cloudy sky at dusk

Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Here are some BCTGM-made goods to get your barbecue off to a great start. […]

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President Durkee Writes a Letter to President Obama Re: Mondelēz

Posted by BCTGM - September 1, 2015 - Corporate Greed, Local Union News, Mondelez, President's Report ObamaLetterFeatured

Shown below is the full text of a letter International President David Durkee sent to President Obama concerning the July 29 announcement by Mondelēz International that it intends to move hundreds of union production jobs from the historic BCTGM-represented Chicago Nabisco Bakery to the company’s low-wage facility in Mexico. This contemptible move by this greedy multi-national company epitomizes all that is […]

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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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Cedar Rapids Talks Stall as Ingredion Continues Concession Demands

Posted by BCTGM - August 24, 2015 - Corporate Greed, Ingredion, Local Union News, Press

After two days of meetings, contract negotiations between Ingredion Inc. and representatives of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 100G have been suspended until early September. The collective bargaining agreement covering approximately 160 union members at the plant expired on August 1. Workers at the plant continue to work under the terms […]

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