Category: Organizing

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’s 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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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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