August Union Meeting

The next Monthly Union meeting will be Wednesday August 17, 2022. Meeting times are 7:30am, 3:30pm, and 11:30pm at the Union hall. All members are encouraged to attend.

Supplemental Contract Expires

History

The Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America, one of the pioneers of the North American labor movement, was organized in 1886. In 1957, the American Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union was formed. In 1969, the two organizations united.

The Tobacco Workers International Union was founded in 1895 and was also in the forefront of the labor movement. As it and the Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union of America shared many common goals, both organizations came to realize that those goals could best be achieved through a merger. That merger, creating the BC&T, took place in 1978.

The American Federation of Grain Millers also has roots stemming back to the 1800s. In 1936, the National Council of Grain Processors was formed when federal grain milling unions agreed to unite as a national union under the AFL. In 1941, the council was renamed the American Federation of Grain Processors and in 1948 was granted an international charter as the AFGM.

Shared goals and industries caused the January 1, 1999, merger between the BC&T and AFGM, resulting in the BCTGM.

Purpose

The Statement of Purpose, as defined by the 1999 BCTGM International Constitution, Article I, Section 2, is: “The purpose of the International Union shall be to promote the material, intellectual and general welfare of all workers in the baking, confectionery, tobacco, grain milling and kindred industries by (1) organizational action; (2) education and enlightenment; (3) continuous striving to improve wage standards, retirement and similar benefits, and other conditions of employment; to reduce the hours of labor and to abolish such economic evils as may prevail or persist in these industries; (4) assistance in securing and retaining employment; (5) well-planned and effectively executed activity in the branches and agencies of government, including activity related to proposed state or federal legislation affecting these workers and the labor movement; (6) alliance with other labor organizations within the AFL-CIO or CLC in matters of common concern.”

Executive Board

Keith White
President
Processing Department
B Shift
Justin Steiner
Vice President
Packing Department
B Shift
Sue Jones
Recording Secretary
Packing Department
C Shift
Dave Martin
Financial Secretary
Processing Department
B Shift
Tammy Cunningham
Chief Steward
Processing Department
A Shift
Dan Kline
Sergeant At Arms
Packing Department
B Shift
Bob Moore
Trustee Chair
Packing Maintenance
C Shift
Jerry Wasielewski
Trustee
Processing Maintenance
C Shift
Kevin Caudil
Trustee
Packing Department
B Shift
Roy Nesbitt
Maintenance Negotiator
Packing Maintenance
C Shift
Miguel Rojas
Packing Negotiator
Packing Department
B Shift
Troy Weaver
Processing Negotiator
Processing Department
B Shift
Dave Laughman
Sanitation Negotiator
Sanitation
B Shift
Ryan Woodyard
P&D Negotiator
P&D Department
B Shift

Stewards

Mark Kauffman
Maintenance Steward
Packing Department
A Shift
Open
Maintenance Steward
Packing Maintenance
B Shift
Roy Nesbitt
Maintenance Steward
Packing Maintenance
C Shift
Open
Maintenance Steward
Processing Maintenance
A Shift
Chip Asper
Maintenance Steward
Processing Maintenance
B Shift
Jerry Wasielewski
Maintenance Steward
Processing Maintenance
C Shift
Joe Credito
P&D Steward
P&D Department
A Shift
Mike Buller
P&D Steward
P&D Department
B Shift
Russell Satterfield
P&D Steward
P&D Department
C Shift
Eric Alspaugh
Packing Steward
Packing Department
A Shift
Miguel Rojas
Packing Steward
Packing Department
B Shift
Sue Jones
Packing Steward
Packing Department
C Shift
Nick DeSanctis
Processing Steward
Processing Department
A Shift
Marc Preis
Processing Steward
Processing Department
B Shift
Joe Gonzalez
Processing Steward
Processing Department
C Shift
Dave Laughman
Sanitation Steward
Sanitation
B Shift

Delegates

Dave Laughman
Delegate
Sanitation
B Shift
Eric Alspaugh
Delegate
Packing Department
A Shift

Election Committee

Dan Kline
Election Committee
Packing Department
B Shift
Eric Alspaugh
Election Committee
Packing Department
A Shift
Bob Moore
Election Committee
Packing Maintenance
C Shift
Don Monarch
Election Committee
Packing Department
C Shift

Administrators

Sue Jones
Website Administrator
Packing Department
C Shift
Jerry Wasielewski
Website Administrator
Processing Maintenance
C Shift
Justin Steiner
FaceBook Administrator
Packing Department
B Shift
Kevin Caudill
Website Administrator
Packing Department
B Shift

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