Bimbo Bakeries fined by state for dangerous work conditions

Full story: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The state's Department of Industrial Relations fined Bimbo Bakeries more than $230,000 on Thursday for unsafe working conditions at three California facilities.
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#26
Jul 25, 2010
 
Bimbo use to be Oroweat Bread!
works there now

Ontario, CA

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#27
Aug 1, 2010
 
its not that bad. In fact the mechanics have gone two years with out an injury.
Voice of Reason

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Oct 26, 2010
 
corruption wrote:
Well folks, get used to our new work environments. As long as Mexican people are in charge of what goes on in the companies, we will continue the downward spiral of work conditions. After all, any work condition here is certainly better than the conditions down south of the border. My former boss hired his "own" and allowed them free rein to do as they chose (play on the phone and computer all day and take naps) while the rest of us (caucasions) were chastised for not living up to his expectations. When they say they will retake parts of the U.S.A. they meant it. Even if it takes one job at a time. Good luck Americans!
You know that Mexican/Americans are still Americans & some of us are veterans of 10 years. I'm one of them. I work for Bimbo & I'm also proud a Teamsters. I don't know what part of Bimbo you worked at but it sure wasn't in the Pico Rivera area. My union brothers are only one race: "Teamsters". By the way, this is the correct spelling of "Caucasians".
Breadhead

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#29
Nov 27, 2010
 
This company is a joke ... These idiots ran out of. Stuffing a week before thanksgiving . And nobody gives a damn . Mgt doesn't even know how to stack trays .... What a bunch of fools ...
Jen Cairone

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#30
Jun 22, 2011
 
Juan Garcia wrote:
I still want to know why the name Bimbo?
Instead of blogging, why don't you just google it.

"The name "Bimbo" has no specific meaning in Spanish; thus, the name has not caused significant uproar as it would in the United States, where the word "bimbo" has a negative connotation. The official theory believes that the name Bimbo, coined in 1945 when the company was rebranded from its previous name, Super Pan S.A., is the mixing of the words "bingo" and "Bambi".[5] In addition, the innocent, childlike name went well with the brand image they wanted to build.
In Mexico as in some Latin American countries, it is common to refer to any bread brand as "pan bimbo" (bimbo bread) instead of the proper "pan de caja" (loaf of bread). The name "Bimbo" has almost become a synonym for bread.[citation needed] The brand is highly trusted for quality and taste.[citation needed] It has one of the most extensive distribution networks in Latin America, often making it products available even in the most remote places.[citation needed]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Bimbo
Jen Cairone

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Jun 22, 2011
 
Breadhead wrote:
This company is a joke ... These idiots ran out of. Stuffing a week before thanksgiving . And nobody gives a damn . Mgt doesn't even know how to stack trays .... What a bunch of fools ...
Again, instead of blogging and pointing fingers....why don't you ask the appropriate people the appropriate questions.

If you actually knew anything about the company, they prefer not to do stuffing. They have it on the shelves because people like you WANT to see it, but it is not their forte. They allocate their resources towards perfecting premium bread and other products that are above satisfactory.
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#32
Sep 13, 2012
 
They need to hire me I'll take care of business
keith b

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#33
Sep 21, 2012
 
BBU, since aquisition of oroweat, entenmanns, thomas's etc have been cleansing their workforce of all it's senior employees in an attempt to reduce costs. Many senior employees earn in excess of $30 an hour, and have accrued up to six weeks of vacation time. Easy pickins for an unsavory company. Many bakers planned to retire early under the "golden eighties" clauses in their union contracts and now must begin new careers elswhere after 30 years of health destroying service.
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#34
Dec 7, 2013
 
keith b wrote:
BBU, since aquisition of oroweat, entenmanns, thomas's etc have been cleansing their workforce of all it's senior employees in an attempt to reduce costs. Many senior employees earn in excess of $30 an hour, and have accrued up to six weeks of vacation time. Easy pickins for an unsavory company. Many bakers planned to retire early under the "golden eighties" clauses in their union contracts and now must begin new careers elswhere after 30 years of health destroying service.
This company cares nothing about their employees the same thing happened when they bought Sara Lee. This should not be allowed to happen to senior employees. I know people that worked for Sara lee that were let go after 30 plus years THEY ARE SCUMBAGS for they way they treat their employees . They dont think about how this affect the employee and his or her family. Maybe a good class action law suite would stop this
World Traveller

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#36
Dec 7, 2013
 
HER MAIN MAN wrote:
Bimbo use to be Oroweat Bread!
We senior citizens remember when Oroweat was Helm's Bakery. They used to have GMC trucks with shelves of breads, pastries, and even Birthday cakes that they would put a name on in front of your house. Their trucks went up and down Montebello streets for decades during the Vietnam war.
Theolona Ranger

Los Angeles, CA

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#37
Dec 7, 2013
 
My kids used to get cream puffs from the Helms truck
Is it true that the two pitched whistle was the model for the Telephone company dialing beeps?
lol at yu

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#38
Dec 12, 2013
 
I ate Barbara Ann donuts sold from the vans. If you don't like bimbos, don't eat it. nobody cares about your grievences
YOURDAD

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#39
Feb 1, 2014
 
juan valdez wrote:
i like there bread . it is very soft and good tasting . but i understand cal/osha's point of view , there must be safty first .........
Soft=Gluten
Gluten=Cancer

Just and FYI
Ate Barbara Ann Buns

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#40
Feb 2, 2014
 
Love Barbara Ann Buns HOT
and the Beach Boys
Love Bimbos

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#41
Mar 10, 2014
 
We guys all love bimbos!

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