Category: Local Union News

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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COMMITTED TO ORGANIZING: BCTGM Brings Unionization to Record Number of Workers in 2014

Posted by BCTGM - January 23, 2015 - Local Union News, Organizing SVP4 copy

“Senator Elizabeth Warren recently gave a speech where she made her case for electing women Democrats to Congress saying, ‘If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.’ And this is something I’ve started telling workers in organizing campaigns.” — John Price, BCTGM International Director of Organization Acknowledging that organizing is [...]

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The President’s Report: Commitment to Organizing is Foundation to a Bright Future

Posted by BCTGM - January 6, 2015 - Local Union News, Organizing, President's Report

As BCTGM members and their families welcome a New Year, we can look back at 2014 as a source of great pride and optimism for our Union.  While the BCTGM and our members certainly faced serious and difficult challenges on many fronts, we are heading into the New Year as a stronger, battle-tested Union, fully [...]

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BCTGM Organizes Fourth High Performance Bimbo USA Bakery

Posted by BCTGM - October 29, 2014 - Local Union News, Organizing

Today, workers at the Bimbo Bakeries USA high performance facility in Elkhart, Indiana voted to become members of BCTGM Local 1 (Chicago). This is the fourth Bimbo high performance workplace the Union has organized in the last 22 months. In 2010, Bimbo Bakeries USA announced it would invest one billion dollars into upgrading and building [...]

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Supervalu Workers in Richmond Vote Union Yes

Posted by BCTGM - October 23, 2014 - Local Union News, Organizing SuperValueL358

In 2006, organizers at Local 358 (Richmond, Va.) were extremely disappointed after workers at the Supervalu distribution center in Richmond Virginia, voted narrowly against joining the BCTGM. “It’s a punch in the gut when you lose a campaign,” says International Representative Jim Condran who assisted the local during the organizing drive.  “But we never lost [...]

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