Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International (BCTGM) members at Nabisco, a subsidiary of anti-worker Mondelēz International, are on strike in five states over brutal working conditions, low pay, outsourcing and the introduction of a two-tier health care system which forces health care costs onto workers’ shoulders. IAM members from Local 49 (District 8) and District W24 at Mondelēz facilities are honoring the strike in solidarity with BCTGM workers.
Another way to support the strike is to make sure you and your family purchase Nabisco products made only in America.
“The Machinists Union supports and stands in solidarity with our union sisters and brothers at BCTGM who are on the picket line fighting for their livelihoods,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Mondelēz International must be held accountable for their unfair treatment of its workers, plant closings and outsourcing of jobs. The IAM will always join the fight to protect workers’ rights.”
Nabisco workers have been working without a contract since the end of May, saying their first strike in 52 years is about keeping what they had as employees producing Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers and other snacks for the global food conglomerate.