Nabisco is moving some cookie and snack production, along with 600 union jobs, from Chicago to Mexico, and the workers there want you to make sure you aren’t buying Nabisco munchies that weren’t made by American workers.
The AFL-CIO has endorsed the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM) boycott of only the made in Mexico snack food items of Mondelez International, Nabisco’s parent company.
IAM Local 49 represents nearly 100 members at the Chicago plant and much more at other Nabisco facilities, so it’s important to note that the boycott is only for the products made in Mexico.
Where were your Oreos made? Check the label.
“When given the opportunity to invest in American jobs and American workers, they chose to invest in Mexico,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “Just as they decided to go elsewhere for their labor, we need to go elsewhere with our purchasing power.”
The BCTGM and International Union of Operating Engineers also represent members at the Chicago facility.
It is very important to emphasize that the BCTGM is only asking the public to avoid Mondelez/Nabisco brand products that are made in Mexico. This includes Oreos, Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Honey Grahams, Animal Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Premium, Belvita, Lorna Doone, Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid and Wheat Thins.
How can you tell if your Nabisco snack is made in America? Check the label. There are two ways to tell: