June 5, 2016
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress USA
Washington, DC – The UAW has announced its support of the BCTGM International Union’s boycott of Mexican-made Nabisco products as a result of the company’s decision to move hundreds of Illinois jobs to a plant in Mexico.
BCTGM, which represents some 4,000 workers of Mondelēz International, the parent company of Nabisco, launched the Check the Label campaign as a means to push back against the company’s ongoing outsourcing of American jobs to plants in Salinas and Monterrey, Mexico. The campaign is calling on consumers to check the label of Nabisco products and only buy snacks that are made in the U.S. as a means to “support middle-class American jobs.”
Nabisco invested $130 million in a plant in Salinas, Mexico, instead of investing it in its iconic Southside Chicago Nabisco bakery. The company's move to Mexico will result in the loss of 600 good paying Chicago jobs. The BCTGM continues to fight the company’s decision to export the union jobs.