Category: Take Action

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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Sign Petition to Michigan’s Gov. Snyder: Veto the House Detroit Education Bills

Posted by BCTGM - May 9, 2016 - Education, Solidarity, Take Action

At 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 5, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of right-wing bills to punish teachers and students in Detroit. Gov. Rick Snyder must veto it. Make no mistake: These bills discriminate against Detroit’s children—who are overwhelmingly economically disadvantaged children and children of color—and are designed explicitly to punish teachers […]

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Video: The Nabisco/Mondelēz 600

Posted by BCTGM - February 19, 2016 - Local Union News, Mondelez, Take Action, Video

In July 2015, Nabisco announced it had chosen to invest an additional $130 million in its new $400 million plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing that money in its iconic plant in Chicago. As a result, 600 workers in Chicago could lose their jobs and an entire South Side community could be devastated. Watch […]

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Fighting to Save American Jobs in Chicago!

Posted by BCTGM - January 28, 2016 - Mondelez, Take Action ChicagoPlant

Generations of BCTGM Local 300 families from this Southside Chicago community have produced Nabisco products for more than five decades. Sign this petition to Mondelēz/Nabisco CEO urging her to stop outsourcing American jobs to Mexico: http://bit.ly/1QGFVdA

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Senate is expected to vote TODAY on Trade Promotion Authority

Posted by BCTGM - May 12, 2015 - Stop Fast Track, Take Action, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Fast Track Email - FB (1)

We can’t afford to pass fast track legislation, which would pave the way for a bad trade deal that lowers wages and outsources jobs. For decades, we’ve seen how fast-tracked trade deals have devastated our communities through lost jobs and eroded public services. We need a new model for trade that raises wages, addresses currency cheating, […]

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