Alberta gets it right on $15 minimum wage

Posted by BCTGM - October 26, 2016 - Canadian Worker News

This is a cross-post by Angella MacEwen, an  Economist at Canadian Labour Congress and a Broadbent Policy Fellow. The Alberta government has done it. On October 1st, the minimum wage increased by one dollar to $12.20 per hour, making it the highest provincial, but not territorial, minimum wage in Canada. In 2017 it will rise to […]

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Some Food Flavorings Can Be Dangerous for Food Workers

Posted by BCTGM - October 26, 2016 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards, OSHA fooddangers

WHY ARE FOOD FLAVORINGS A PROBLEM FOR FOOD INDUSTRY WORKERS? Some chemicals may be present in food flavorings that can cause permanent lung damage when inhaled. This danger initially became public when federal investigators identified a serious lung disease in workers exposed to a chemical known as diacetyl, which is used in butter-flavored popcorn production. […]

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Video: Nabisco Outsourced Our Jobs

Posted by BCTGM - October 21, 2016 - 2016 Elections, AFL-CIO, Check the Label

Hear from Ladonna and Michael, our sister and brother from BCTGM Local 300, who lost their jobs to outsourcing and Nabisco’s corporate greed.

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Local 6 Member Alex Fattore Explains Just Born Strike on Rick Smith Show

Posted by BCTGM - September 28, 2016 - Just Born Strike img_20160927_091158612

Local 6 member Alex Fattore has worked at the Just Born candy plant in Bethlehem, Pa. for 39 years. Listen to him explain the reasons behind the strike on the Rich Smith Radio show. #PeepsOnStrike

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Hundreds Join in Solidarity Rally for Striking Just Born Workers

Posted by BCTGM - September 27, 2016 - Just Born Strike, Local Union News, Solidarity rally1

This morning about 250 trade unionists and supporters joined striking Local 6 members for a spirited rally across from the Just Born candy plant in Bethlehem, Pa. Participants of the solidarity event included the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 13000, Steelworkers (USW) Local 2559, CWA District 2-13, Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 375, Teamsters (IBT) Local […]

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