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150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day

Posted by BCTGM - April 27, 2016 - Health & Safety, Workers Memorial Day Safe-Jobs-Save-Lives-Poster_large

(Washington, DC, April 27, 2016) – More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses. “Working people should not have to risk […]

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Stamp Out Hunger: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Posted by BCTGM - April 21, 2016 - Community Service, Events 2016-STAMPOUTHUNGER poster

America’s largest one-day food drive is Saturday, May 14. Help your letter carriers #StampOutHunger! The 24th Annucal Letter Carriers’ ( NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Last year’s drive collected more than 70 million pounds of non-perishable food. This is the 24th annual drive. All food collected stays local. For nearly a quarter century, the National […]

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BCTGM Pledges Full Support for Lifeway Workers

Posted by BCTGM - April 8, 2016 - Local Union News, Press

It has been more than a year and a half since workers at three Chicago-area Lifeway Foods facilities overcame a vicious anti-union campaign and voted overwhelmingly to join the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Since that time, Lifeway executives, including CEO Julie Smolyansky, have refused to negotiate a first union […]

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Chicago Tribune Commentary by President Durkee and AFL-CIO President Trumka

Posted by BCTGM - March 29, 2016 - AFL-CIO, International, Mondelez, Press 20160323_065802

The Chicago Tribune published this joint commentary by BCTGM International President David B. Durkee and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on March 29.  Oreos are incredibly popular, one of America’s top guilty pleasures. But we soon might not be able to stomach them, if the iconic cookies don’t sustain good jobs in the United States. As […]

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Jobs with Justice: Labor Department Tells Employers to Come Clean About Unionbusting

Posted by BCTGM - March 24, 2016 - Department of Labor, Organizing

March 23/Erin Johansson If an entire industry existed with the sole purpose of interfering with a federally protected right, isn’t it common sense that our federal government should want to keep tabs on it? Thankfully, the Obama administration just released a rule that will step up federal monitoring of employers who hire unionbusting consultants. Unionbusters […]

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