Category: Press

Local 6 Peeps Workers Strike in Pennsylvania

Posted by BCTGM - September 7, 2016 - Local Union News, Press, Strikes onstrikeofficial

Horsham, Pa. – Four hundred BCTGM Local 6 members at Just Born Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa. unanimously voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s last offer. Workers began taking their places on the picket line this afternoon. In contract negotiations that began in May, Just Born proposed eliminating the workers’ pension plan, offered […]

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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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BCTGM Pledges Full Support for Lifeway Workers

Posted by BCTGM - April 8, 2016 - Local Union News, Press

It has been more than a year and a half since workers at three Chicago-area Lifeway Foods facilities overcame a vicious anti-union campaign and voted overwhelmingly to join the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Since that time, Lifeway executives, including CEO Julie Smolyansky, have refused to negotiate a first union […]

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Chicago Tribune Commentary by President Durkee and AFL-CIO President Trumka

Posted by BCTGM - March 29, 2016 - AFL-CIO, International, Mondelez, Press 20160323_065802

The Chicago Tribune published this joint commentary by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on March 29.  Oreos are incredibly popular, one of America’s top guilty pleasures. But we soon might not be able to stomach them, if the iconic cookies don’t sustain good jobs in the United States. As […]

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Bakery Workers Union to Double Down on Nabisco Consumer Boycott

Posted by BCTGM - March 23, 2016 - BCTGM-Made, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Mondelez, Press

KENSINGTON, Md. – Today, the BCTGM – which represents nearly 4,000 members at Mondelēz International, maker of Nabisco snack products – announced in response to the layoff of the first 277 workers at the Southside Nabisco Chicago Bakery, an escalation in its efforts to promote its “Check the Label” campaign, encouraging American consumers to reject Nabisco […]

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