Category: Local Union News

Hundreds Join in Solidarity Rally for Striking Just Born Workers

Posted by BCTGM - September 27, 2016 - Just Born Strike, Local Union News, Solidarity rally1

This morning about 250 trade unionists and supporters joined striking Local 6 members for a spirited rally across from the Just Born candy plant in Bethlehem, Pa. Participants of the solidarity event included the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 13000, Steelworkers (USW) Local 2559, CWA District 2-13, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 375, Teamsters (IBT) Local […]

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Local 6 Peeps Workers Strike in Pennsylvania

Posted by BCTGM - September 7, 2016 - Local Union News, Strikes onstrikeofficial

Horsham, Pa. – Four hundred BCTGM Local 6 members at Just Born Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa. unanimously voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s last offer. Workers began taking their places on the picket line this afternoon. In contract negotiations that began in May, Just Born proposed eliminating the workers’ pension plan, offered […]

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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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