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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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DO NOT BUY Just Born Candy Message Spreads Quickly Across the U. S.

Posted by BCTGM - September 23, 2016 - Activism, BCTGM-Made, Just Born Strike L. 284 Nampa, Idaho

BCTGM Local Union Officers attending the annual BCTGM International Union’s “New Officers Training” program in Linthicum, Md.  challenged their union membership working back in their respective plants to support the 400 striking members of BCTGM Local 6 at the Just Born plant in Bethlehem, Pa. The officers sent electronic copies of a DO NOT BUY […]

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Issues Statement of Support for Strikers at Just Born

Posted by BCTGM - September 8, 2016 - Just Born Strike, Solidarity day-1_2web

As 400 BCTGM Local 6 workers go on strike at Just Born in Bethlehem, Pa., the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO made the following statements: “The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the 400 workers on strike at Just Born.  These workers deserve to be recognized for their hard work and treated with dignity and […]

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Local 6 Peeps Workers Strike in Pennsylvania

Posted by BCTGM - September 7, 2016 - Local Union News, Strikes onstrikeofficial

Horsham, Pa. – Four hundred BCTGM Local 6 members at Just Born Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa. unanimously voted to go on strike after rejecting the company’s last offer. Workers began taking their places on the picket line this afternoon. In contract negotiations that began in May, Just Born proposed eliminating the workers’ pension plan, offered […]

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Don’t tell me I’m not American.

Posted by BCTGM - August 30, 2016 - AFL-CIO, Video

This is the story of AFL-CIO Executive Vice-President Tefere Gebre — his life, and almost death. It’s a story of the American Dream realized in the most dramatic way.

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