Category: Local Union News

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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2014 Convention Votes to Restructure BCTGM Regions

Posted by BCTGM - October 1, 2014 - 2014 Convention, Local Union News Map-NewRegions-featured

In an action taken to strengthen the BCTGM, enhance membership service and utilize resources more effectively and efficiently, Delegates to the 39th BCTGM Constitutional Convention overwhelmingly passed Resolution Number 28, which Amends Article IV, Sections 1 and 5 of the BCTGM International Constitution to Consolidate Regions One and Two and to rename the Regions.  Click [...]

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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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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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