Category: Strikes

BCTGM Joinder Submitted to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain on Monday Morning

Posted by BCTGM - November 19, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Strikes JOINDER OF THE BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS AND

Today, 11/19/12, at 9:37 a.m. the BCTGM submitted the below document to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York, Hostess Brands Chapter 11 Case No. 12-22052 : JOINDER OF THE BAKERY, CONFECTIONERY, TOBACCO WORKERS AND GRAIN MILLERS INTERNATIONAL UNION IN OBJECTIONS TO DEBTORS’ EMERGENCY WINDDOWN MOTION [...]

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Giving Thanks for Hostess Workers

Posted by BCTGM - November 18, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Strikes Hostess Debt

Written by Richard Trumka for the Daily Kos This is the new American story, but someone finally stood up and said, “Stop!” Pundits should be applauding the Bakery Workers of Hostess Brands for standing up to Wall Street interests and standing for decent working standards and the middle class. The truth is that the Bain-style [...]

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Hostess Demise a Decade in the Making

Posted by BCTGM - November 18, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Press, Strikes

Download the full press release. Download an updated fact sheet. The following statement was issued by BCTGM International Union President Frank Hurt in response to the announcement by Hostess Brands that it would begin liquidation.   “Hostess’s announcement that it is liquidating the company is a deep disappointment for all of our Hostess members.  While [...]

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Global Solidarity with BCTGM Members on Strike Against Hostess

Posted by BCTGM - November 15, 2012 - Hostess Bankruptcy, Hostess Strike, Strikes

More than 3,300 union members and activists from 125 countries have signed messages of solidarity sent through the IUF to the BCTGM members on strike against Hostess Brands. The IUF is an global federation of trade unions that represents workers employed in the agriculture, food and beverage and tobacco industries. The BCTGM is one of  336 [...]

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13 Safeway Sanitation Workers join Local 114, Portland, Ore.

Posted by BCTGM - June 8, 2010 - Organizing, Strikes

BCTGM Local 114 (Portland, Ore.) won an organizing election to represent 13 sanitation workers employed at the BCTGM represented captive Safeway Bakery in Portland. This sanitation department has never been union. The result of the election was 10 (Union Yes) to 2 no votes. Incredibly, Safeway used anti-union attorneys on their campaign and brought in [...]

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