Category: Organizing

Lift All for Equality

Posted by BCTGM - June 9, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Organizing, Wages equalpayact

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act on June 10, 1963, women made only 60 cents on the dollar for doing the same job as a man. The gap has narrowed in the intervening years, but pay is not yet equal and wages have been held down for women and men alike. […]

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BCTGM Joins “March on Mississippi” to Demand Workers’ Rights for Nissan Factory Workers

Posted by BCTGM - March 6, 2017 - Activism, Organizing, Solidarity NissanRally 3_5_17 1

“If Mississippi Nissan workers succeed, it will send a powerful message in the south and across this country that working people are prepared to fight for justice.” – Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the Nissan factory workers. On March 4, BCTGM International Representative Jason Davis and Local 149 (Memphis) President and GEB member Letitia Malone […]

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BCTGM Officers and Staff Gather for Special Meeting on Organizing

Posted by BCTGM - February 27, 2017 - International Staff, Organizing Intl. officers, staff and organizers worked on a organizing plan for the Union.

“Organizing MUST be a priority of every member of the BCTGM in order to grow and build our strength,” BCTGM International President David Durkee said during a recent one-day meeting on the BCTGM’s organizing program. “Organizing is hard work. But it is something that each and every local union needs to embrace and expand,” Director of […]

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Taste of JUSTICE: Support Franklin Street Bakery Workers in Minneapolis

Posted by BCTGM - January 20, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Local Union News, Organizing TasteofJusticeLogo_web

Workers at the Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis have struggled for years with poverty wages, unaffordable health insurance, lack of time off to care for family members, little opportunity for advancement and raises, favoritism, and unfairly applied work policies. When the bakers decided to exercise their legal right to form a union and improve their conditions, […]

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Minneapolis Bakery Workers Continue to Fight for the Right to Join a Union

Posted by BCTGM - January 19, 2017 - Local Union News, Organizing BD321FBF-

BCTGM Director of Organization John Price joined with officers and organizers from BCTGM Local Union 22 (Minneapolis) in a series of meetings with employees of Franklin Street Bakery who are in the midst of an organizing drive to join the BCTGM. The campaign, which began in 2016, has received tremendous support from the Minneapolis/St. Paul […]

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