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Last updated 12/14/2020 - 10:53am
12/14/2020 - 10:53am

   As you may know, we are not allowed to hold meetings at our office building due to COVID-19. If you would like to participate in the Minneapolis Membership Meeting scheduled for February 16, 2021 at 5:30pm, please contact us via the Contact Us link on our website to request a conference call link.

Your identification will need to be verified, so please include your name, phone number, and the shop that you work at. We will be requesting personal information from you to confirm your identity in order for you to participate in the meeting.

Thank you,

The Officers of BCTGM Local 22


Top Information Links To COVID-19 Resources
11/19/2020 - 9:09am

 Hello Brothers & Sisters of BCTGM Local 22.

If you have been checking in to our website, there is a lot of information posted throughout the last couple of weeks to help answer your questions. We feel what would be convienient for you all is simply to list a bunch of links to the best resources out there as they are scattered about in many previous posts.

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Information: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 Information: https://doh.sd.gov/news/Coronavirus.aspx

Wisconsin Department of Health COVID-19 Information: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm

Your Rights to Potential Additional Paid Sick Leave: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

Frequently Asked Questions From The Centers For Disease Control: Prevention, Symptoms, Testing, Preparing Your Home for COVID-19, Schools Workplaces & Communities, etc: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Coronavirus Response: https://www.bluecrossmn.com/about-us/newsroom/coronavirus-how-we-are-responding-covid-19

AFL-CIO COVID-19 Resources (excellent information on new developments to all the above resources): https://aflcio.org/covid-19

Unemployment Links for Local 22 Members:

Minnesota:https://www.uimn.org/

Wisconsin: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/

South Dakota: https://dlr.sd.gov/ra/individuals/default.aspx

If you are a Member who has been laid off from work due to loss of business related to COVID-19, you are immediately eligible for Unemployment Benefits. There are other organizations that have come together to help those in need as well, call us at our Office so we can direct you to resources that are out there to help you! 612-379-2921

 

 


Minneapolis Membership Meeting for November 10, 2020.
11/09/2020 - 11:05am

  As you may know, we are not allowed to hold meetings at our office building due to COVID-19. If you would like to participate in the Minneapolis Membership Meeting scheduled for November 10, 2020 at 5:30pm, please contact us via the Contact Us link on our website to request a conference call link.

Your identification will need to be verified, so please include your name, phone number, and the shop that you work at. We will be requesting personal information from you to confirm your identity in order for you to participate in the meeting.

Thank you,

The Officers of BCTGM Local 22


Minneapolis Membership Meeting for JUNE 16, 2020
06/15/2020 - 1:33pm

 

As you may know, we are not allowed to hold meetings at our office building due to COVID-19. If you would like to participate in the Minneapolis Membership Meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 5:30pm, please contact us via the Contact Us link on our website to request a conference call link.

Your identification will need to be verified, so please include your name, phone number, and the shop that you work at. We will be requesting personal information from you to confirm your identity in order for you to participate in the meeting.

Thank you,

The Officers of BCTGM Local 22


BCTGM International President Anthony Shelton on Justice for George Floyd
06/01/2020 - 9:00am

 Statement by BCTGM International President Anthony Shelton on Justice for George Floyd:

We condemn the shocking and horrible death of George Floyd.

Racism causes pain to people of color every day in America. As we have throughout history, the BCTGM will continue to stand together against racism, inequality and injustice.

The BCTGM categorically rejects violence and the destruction of property.

We stand in unity with the AFL-CIO and the incredibly poignant statement made this morning by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka that thoughtfully and meaningfully addresses the issues facing our movement.

As President Trumka states, racism is a labor issue because it is faced by workers every single day in their workplaces. It is a community issue because unions are the community.

The BCTGM remains united with the labor movement as we pledge to continue our fight for social, economic and racial justice.


Tell Your Story About How Your Workplace Is Not Doing Enough For COVID-19
05/28/2020 - 2:36pm

 There is a new website for reporting how your employer is not following suggested CDC guidelines:

https://safejobchecklist.org/

The data from this website will be used to recognize employers who are not doing what they can to give you a work environment that is as safe as possible during this pandemic.

You have options to remain anonymous, or you can provide an email address to recieve updates on how this data is being utilized to try to encourage the Department Of Labor, OSHA, and other federal or state organizations to create guidelines that companies must follow, and will be held accountable if they do not. This is how you get your voice heard, directly to the people who can force change. Click the link and fill out the quick form.


Minneapolis Membership Meeting for JUNE 16, 2020
04/20/2020 - 2:05pm

As you may know, we are not allowed to hold meetings at our office building due to COVID-19. If you would like to participate in the Minneapolis Membership Meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 5:30pm, please contact us via the Contact Us link on our website to request a conference call link.

Your identification will need to be verified, so please include your name, phone number, and the shop that you work at. We will be requesting personal information from you to confirm your identity in order for you to participate in the meeting.

Thank you,

The Officers of BCTGM Local 22

 Minneapolis Membership Meeting Has Been Canceled

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10/16/2019 - 8:31am

 

 


International Solidarity for the Cargill 14
09/06/2019 - 11:36am

 The IUF is leading a mass rally in Istanbul today that brings together trade unions and their political and civic allies in support of a long-running fight against worker rights abuses at Cargill Turkey.

In April last year 14 workers were dismissed after they joined a union at the company’s starch and sugar factory in Bursa-Orhangazi – a Cargill facility where Turkish courts have confirmed a history of repeated firings for union activity. Cargill, it seems, does not want these workers to be represented by a union.

 In July, a court determined that the workers were all dismissed solely as a consequence of their union activity – confirming what the IUF and Turkish union Tekgıda-İş have claimed since Cargill brutally dismissed the 14 workers 16 months ago. Cargill has appealed the decision – and workers at Cargill Turkey are still waiting for their rights.

The BCTGM as a member of the IUF, joins with the entire
international labor movement in calling on Cargill to reinstate the 14 workers with full back pay. We are also urging the company to ensure that all workers at Cargill Turkey can freely exercise their right to join a union going forward.
Cargill has been repeatedly informed of these blatant rights violations by the IUF, however, has failed to take any action to remedy the abuses.

The BCTGM is fully committed to supporting global solidarity
efforts that advance human rights. The BCTGM together with the IUF and other affiliated unions will continue to take action until a positive resolution is achieved at Cargill-Turkey.

 

 

 

BCTGM Stands in Solidarity With The Cargill 14: BCTGM International Secretary-Treasurer Jethro Head and members of BCTGM Local 115G send solidarity wishes to the Turkish Cargill workers from the Cargill facility in Paris, Illinois.BCTGM Stands in Solidarity With The Cargill 14:

 

 

 

 

BCTGM International Secretary-Treasurer Jethro Head and members of BCTGM Local 115G send solidarity wishes to the Turkish Cargill workers from the Cargill facility in Paris, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Know Your Weingarten Rights
01/21/2019 - 11:10am

Weingarten Rights-Your Right to Union RepresentationWeingarten Rights:

Your Right to Union Representation 

When your employer brings you in for a discussion that may lead to discipline, you have the right to have a steward or a member present if a steward is not available to witness the meeting. The key is that you must make the request to have someone present.

Your employer is not in violation of your Weingarten rights if they schedule the meeting with you without a steward present. It is always a good idea to ensure you have a witness to the conversation, and an even better idea to ensure that they are taking notes.

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