After International Investigation, Report on Nabisco Outsourcing To Be Released by Interfaith Worker Justice

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WASHINGTON, DC (December 12, 2017) — After months of investigations across the nation and across the border in Mexico, Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) will release a report detailing how Nabisco’s parent company, Mondelez International, breaks faith with working people and their communities as they outsource good-paying jobs to communities where they can get away with paying just a dollar an hour.

The report finds that since Mondelez International took control of Nabisco and the iconic Oreo brand, it has treated its working people like any other ingredient that go into making its products: a commodity to be used or manipulated as a means to enrich the corporate bottom line.

It wasn’t always this way. For decades, Nabisco bakers not only felt like they were working for a company that treated them right, but that they were working for a company that invested in their families and communities.

That all changed when 600 workers were laid off from a Nabisco bakery on Chicago’s south side in early 2016, a harbinger of a Mondelez strategy to shift production to Mexico and other production centers where working people are paid only about a dollar an hour to labor in factories that bear a closer resemblance to a prison than a cookie bakery.

Interfaith Worker Justice will be joined by the Bakers, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers’ (BCTGM) international union for a press conference and report release at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, DC.

WHAT: Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities report release and press conference.  

WHO: Interfaith Worker Justice faith leaders; Bakers, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers’ (BCTGM) workers who have been laid off or fear being laid off.

WHERE: AFL-CIO headquarters, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 10am EST