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.