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2014 Convention Votes to Restructure BCTGM Regions

Posted by BCTGM - October 1, 2014 - 2014 Convention, Local Union News Map-NewRegions-featured

In an action taken to strengthen the BCTGM, enhance membership service and utilize resources more effectively and efficiently, Delegates to the 39th BCTGM Constitutional Convention overwhelmingly passed Resolution Number 28, which Amends Article IV, Sections 1 and 5 of the BCTGM International Constitution to Consolidate Regions One and Two and to rename the Regions.  Click [...]

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AFL-CIO: The Election is Coming!

Posted by BCTGM - October 1, 2014 - AFL-CIO, Election, Political Action

Check out the latest AFL-CIO Labor 2014 video that prominently features many union members out canvassing, phone banking, at rallies, and political events in states all over the country. From Alaska to Kentucky, working people are getting out the VOTE and making a difference!  Let’s get out and VOTE!    

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Labor Movement Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted by BCTGM - September 29, 2014 - Labor News

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) honors the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrates their heritage and culture. The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is tweeting daily on milestones for Hispanic workers and Latino labor leaders. You also can find out more [...]

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California Temp Worker Bill signed into Law

Posted by BCTGM - September 28, 2014 - Labor News, News for Stewards

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has signed landmark legislation that will provide significant new protections for subcontracted employees. Under the new law, host employers and their staffing firms will have to jointly take responsibility for the health, safety, and basic workers’ rights of temporary employees. This is a huge victory for California’s most vulnerable workers, including [...]

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Tens of thousands of Quebec Workers Protest Pension Reforms

Posted by BCTGM - September 20, 2014 - Canadian Worker News

MONTREAL — Tens of thousands of workers from across Quebec marched through the streets of downtown Montreal on September 20 in the city’s largest demonstration since the student protests of 2012. Since June, firefighters, police officers and other municipal employees have been protesting against Bill 3, which would see municipal employees shoulder part of an estimated [...]

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