History of the Union
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 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 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.
the BC&T and AFGM, resulting in the BCTGM.