Category: Organizing

Jobs with Justice: Labor Department Tells Employers to Come Clean About Unionbusting

Posted by BCTGM - March 24, 2016 - Department of Labor, Organizing

March 23/Erin Johansson If an entire industry existed with the sole purpose of interfering with a federally protected right, isn’t it common sense that our federal government should want to keep tabs on it? Thankfully, the Obama administration just released a rule that will step up federal monitoring of employers who hire unionbusting consultants. Unionbusters […]

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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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Sign Petition to Support Panera Workers in Michigan

Posted by BCTGM - November 6, 2015 - Organizing, Panera Union YES

More than three years have passed since they voted to form a union and Panera workers in Michigan are still waiting. The franchisee that owns the Panera Bread stores in the region continues to refuse to recognize the BCTGM as the official collective bargaining representative of the bakers and refuses to meet to bargain a first contract.  […]

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Watch and Share: We Must Strengthen Labor Unions

Posted by BCTGM - September 15, 2015 - Jobs, Organizing, Why Unions Matter Untitled-1 copy

If we’re going to raise wages for all working people and get our communities thriving again, we need to protect and strengthen the rights of working folks to speak up together at our workplaces. Check out this excellent video from Robert Reich about why unions are the key to building a strong middle class!   […]

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