Category: Organizing

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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Stand with Franklin Street Bakery Workers Trying to Unionize In Minneapolis

Posted by BCTGM - November 28, 2016 - Organizing, Take Action FranklinStreetOrg

For years, employees at the Franklin Street Bakery in Minneapolis have reported poverty wages, lack of time off for illness and family, unaffordable health coverage, little opportunity for advancement, and favoritism. Workers are now exercising their legal right to form a union because they believe speaking up together is the only way bakery management will […]

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Franklin Street Bakery Workers Fight to Join BCTGM Local 22

Posted by BCTGM - August 29, 2016 - Organizing FranklinStreetOrg

When workers at the Minneapolis-based Franklin Street Bakery had enough of management’s unfair treatment, they reached out to BCTGM Local 22 for help in forming a union. But as soon as the company got word that workers were trying to unionize, they began harassing, threatening and intimidating them. Since its organizing drive began this spring, […]

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Portland Specialty Baking Workers FIGHT BACK

Posted by BCTGM - August 3, 2016 - Local Union News, Organizing portland-specialty-baking_23975617199_o

In the beginning, workers were not afraid. On the morning of January 11, sick of unsafe working conditions and unfair pay, dozens of workers at Portland Specialty Baking marched into the company president‚Äôs office and asked for voluntary union recognition. It was early 2015 that BCTGM Local 114 (Portland, Ore), with assistance from the BCTGM […]

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