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The Exporting of Jobs from America Must be Addressed

March 20, 2016
By Neal Tepel 

Chicago, Illinois -The Bakers union (BCTGM) has launched a boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products. The boycott is in protest of a decision by parent company Mondelēz to shut the Nabisco factory in Chicago. The company has built a new $130 million dollar plant in Mexico.

About 600 Chicago workers — half the current workforce —will be permanently laid off beginning March 21. Chicago and the State of Illinois gave Nabisco $90 million in tax breaks from 1993 to 2003 to stay in Chicago. The company secretly planned to accept funds from us while  moving to Mexico – disregarded it's commitment to stay in Chicago.

To be clear, this company reneged on a commitment and stole money from Chicago. Unfortunately American jobs continue to be moved out of the USA. The exporting of jobs from America must be addressed by our government.

March 19, 2016

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