Category: Political Action

From Wisconsin to Washington: A New Era in Union Busting Begins

Posted by BCTGM - March 27, 2017 - AFL-CIO, Political Action, Solidarity, Take Action, Uncategorized AFGE unionrts

Guest Post by J. David Cox, Sr., National President, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), AFL-CIO Over the last several years, anti-union lawmakers and their corporate allies have waged a relentless battle against working people. Now, the campaign to dismantle collective bargaining rights has arrived squarely at the steps of the federal government and the […]

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Hillary Clinton Issues Statement on the BCTGM’s Endorsement

Posted by BCTGM - June 17, 2016 - Political Action In March, Hillary Clinton met with Nabisco workers  at the Local 300 office located across from the iconic Chicago Nabisco bakery. She told union members she wanted to figure out how to stop the impending relocation of 600 American jobs to Mexico.

Following the BCTGM’s official endorsement, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. “Members of the BCTGM don’t just help feed America—they helped build the greatest middle class in history. “Members of the BCTGM know, as I do, that we are […]

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BCTGM Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Posted by BCTGM - June 16, 2016 - Political Action, Press

Kensington, Md. — The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) has announced that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The following statement was released by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee in declaring the union’s endorsement: During her career, Hillary Clinton has had a solid record […]

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The President’s Report: Defeating “Fast Track” is Key to Stopping Destructive “Free Trade” Deals

Posted by BCTGM - March 12, 2015 - AFL-CIO, Jobs, Political Action, President's Report, Stop Fast Track, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The record is clear, convincing and indisputable. For more than two decades, “free trade” agreements have had a disastrous impact on American and Canadian working families and devastated communities throughout North America. The BCTGM and our members know firsthand the hardship that results when multinational corporations, Wall Street and their political allies in Washington, D.C. […]

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Fast Track is the Wrong Track

Posted by BCTGM - February 26, 2015 - Jobs, Local Union News, Political Action, Stop Fast Track, Take Action L24 TPP

Republican leaders in Congress and the Obama Administration have declared that trade is a potential area of compromise this year and working people should be concerned.  New trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are being negotiated in the same failed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) model. The negotiations are focused on padding corporate […]

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