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Scannell Retires after Three Decades, Clark Assumes New Role

Posted by BCTGM - November 1, 2014 - Canadian Worker News, International News, Labor News, News for Stewards

After 34 years with the International Union, Ray Scannell, the Director of the BCTGM International Union Research & Education Department, will retire on November 1. Scannell came to the BCTGM not long after graduating with a Master’s degree in organizational behavior from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University [...]

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BCTGM Organizes Fourth High Performance Bimbo USA Bakery

Posted by BCTGM - October 29, 2014 - Local Union News, Organizing

Today, workers at the Bimbo Bakeries USA high performance facility in Elkhart, Indiana voted to become members of BCTGM Local 1 (Chicago). This is the fourth Bimbo high performance workplace the Union has organized in the last 22 months. In 2010, Bimbo Bakeries USA announced it would invest one billion dollars into upgrading and building [...]

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Supervalu Workers in Richmond Vote Union Yes

Posted by BCTGM - October 23, 2014 - Uncategorized SuperValueL358

In 2006, organizers at Local 358 (Richmond, Va.) were extremely disappointed after workers at the Supervalu distribution center in Richmond Virginia, voted narrowly against joining the BCTGM. “It’s a punch in the gut when you lose a campaign,” says International Representative Jim Condran who assisted the local during the organizing drive.  “But we never lost [...]

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Fall-Fun with BCTGM-Made Treats!

Posted by BCTGM - October 21, 2014 - BCTGM-Made, Holidays BCTGM Made Fall Candy

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What Happens When We Raise The Minimum Wage?

Posted by BCTGM - October 21, 2014 - Election, Jobs, Wages MinWageMinn14

FACT: In January 2014, 13 states raised their minimum wage; since then these states added more jobs and have lower unemployment rates than the 36 states that did not raise the minimum wage. FACT: The U.S. Government could save $7 billion dollars if companies just paid employees a higher minimum wage.* FACT: Federal minimum wage is $7.25 – and some states actually have [...]

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