Do you know where your Oreos come from? The next time you go to buy cookies or other products made by snack-maker Nabisco, check the label. If it’s not made in America, don’t buy it. Save your hard-earned dollars in support of IAM jobs.
Last summer, Nabisco/Mondelez announced plans to lay off some 600 union workers at its plant on Chicago’s south side and move those jobs to Mexico. The Chicago bakery employs nearly 100 IAM members. The IAM estimates the layoffs could affect some 15 to 20 IAM-represented workers.
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and International Union of Operating Engineers also represent workers at the Chicago location.
“Nabisco’s actions represent a full-on assault on the middle class,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “This is a company that would rather pay its CEO more than $180 million over the last 18 years than respect the workers who made its profits possible. The time has come for American to reinvest in our communities.”
How can you tell if your Nabisco snack is made in America? Check the label. There are two ways to tell:
Do not buy if the letters MM or MS follow directly behind the product expiration date.