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New OSHA Report Examines the Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job

Posted by BCTGM - March 13, 2015 - Health & Safety, OSHA News

The financial and social impacts of workplace injuries are huge, with workers and their families and taxpayer-supported programs paying most of the costs. Read the full OSHA Report:  Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job How has the cost of a workplace injury affected you?  Share your story [...]

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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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BCTGM Among 60 Unions in Opposition to ‘Fast Tracking’ Trade Deals

Posted by BCTGM - March 3, 2015 - International News, Stop Fast Track, Uncategorized

The BCTGM is among 60 unions within and outside of the AFL-CIO that collectively signed a letter to Congress expressing opposition to Fast Track authority, which is used to advance unfair trade deals. The letter, which can be viewed by clicking here, demonstrates the unity between workers who have jobs that are directly impacted by bad [...]

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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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COMMITTED TO ORGANIZING: BCTGM Brings Unionization to Record Number of Workers in 2014

Posted by BCTGM - January 23, 2015 - Local Union News, Organizing SVP4 copy

“Senator Elizabeth Warren recently gave a speech where she made her case for electing women Democrats to Congress saying, ‘If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.’ And this is something I’ve started telling workers in organizing campaigns.” — John Price, BCTGM International Director of Organization Acknowledging that organizing is [...]

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