July 23, 2021
A case study for the Topka Frito-Lay Union Members Appreciation Facebook Page - which grew by 2,000 followers in 10 days during the #FritoLayStrike. Local 218 Trustee/FritoLay Crewing Coordinator Chantel Mendenhall (the page's admin) and BCTGM Midwest International Rep. Jason Davis give us their insight.
June 29, 2021
One of the BCTGM's most enthusiastic young leaders - Local 351 (Albuquerque, NM) President Andrew Gutierrez - offers his perspective on community outreach, political action and staying connected to his membership both in-person and on social media.
June 15, 2021
Digital Media Dir. Michelle Ellis gives tips for clearer, more creative social media posts and references a handful of free smart phone apps that can help you get the job done. Apps Referenced:
Social Media Links/Websites
June 1, 2021
International President Anthony Shelton reflects on his BCTGM upbringing and journey the Union's highest office. In gratitude of the leaders who came before, he discusses his service-based vision for the future of our organization.
May 18, 2021
Digital Media Dir. Michelle Ellis helps you identify "upper limit problems" that could hinder long-term membership growth/retention; and offers tips for optimizing the work of individual Organizers in order to make the most effective use of our Organizations' time.
May 4, 2021
Local 6 Pres. Hank McKay, Bus. Agent/Organizer Corey Walter and a Local 6 Retired Activist tell us how they insulated their Local Union against a 5-year, 531-member loss - coming out with a net-gain of 370 members in that time.
March 30, 2021
How the American Rescue plan SAVED our Pensions, how the PRO Act will protect our right to Organize and how the Georgia Special Elections changed the game for Labor and the BCTGM.
Guests for this Episode:
- Harry Kaiser, Political Dir./Asst. to President Anthony Shelton, BCTGM
- John Price, Organizing Dir., BCTGM
- David Driscoll-Knight, East Region Field Dir., AFL-CIO
- Richard Womack, Asst. to AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka
- Jared Cummings, Rank & File Organizer, BCTGM Local 53 Exec. Board
- Margaret McLaughlin, International Rep./Organizer, BCTGM