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The Fight for Latino Workers’ Lives on the Job

Posted by BCTGM - June 22, 2016 - Health & Safety, News for Stewards The-Fight-for-Latino-Workers-Lives-on-the-Job_blog_post_fullWidth

Too many Latino workers face disease, major injury and death while laboring in dangerous jobs with inadequate safeguards. In 2014, 804 Latino workers died on the job, with 64% of these fatalities being Latino workers born outside of the United States. Latino worker deaths recently have decreased even though more Latinos are working in the construction […]

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Alberta Labour movement urging NDP government to keep minimum wage promise

Posted by BCTGM - June 18, 2016 - Canadian Worker News

(CBC News/ June 17) The Alberta Federation of Labour wants the NDP to keep its promise to raise Alberta’s minimum wage to $15 by 2018 despite backlash from the business sector.  On Friday, the group launched the “15 is Fair” campaign in Edmonton at the Local Omnivore, a restaurant and deli. “During the last election campaign, […]

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Hillary Clinton Issues Statement on the BCTGM’s Endorsement

Posted by BCTGM - June 17, 2016 - Political Action In March, Hillary Clinton met with Nabisco workers  at the Local 300 office located across from the iconic Chicago Nabisco bakery. She told union members she wanted to figure out how to stop the impending relocation of 600 American jobs to Mexico.

Following the BCTGM’s official endorsement, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement: “I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. “Members of the BCTGM don’t just help feed America—they helped build the greatest middle class in history. “Members of the BCTGM know, as I do, that we are […]

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BCTGM Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Posted by BCTGM - June 16, 2016 - Political Action, Press

Kensington, Md. — The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) has announced that it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. The following statement was released by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee in declaring the union’s endorsement: During her career, Hillary Clinton has had a solid record […]

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The Verizon Deal is a Huge Victory for all Workers

Posted by BCTGM - May 31, 2016 - Labor News, Solidarity P1050347

The Verizon fight, the biggest strike in recent history, proved that when working people stand together and fight back, we can win. Communications Workers of America (CWA) issued the following statement in response to the agreement reached between striking workers and Verizon last week: Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers who have been on strike since April […]

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