The AFL-CIO has announced its endorsement of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union’s boycott of Mexican made Nabisco products as a result of the company’s decision to move hundreds of Chicago jobs to a plant in Mexico.
BCTGM, which represents about 4,000 workers at Mondelez International, the parent company of Nabisco, launched its Check the Label campaign earlier this year to push back against the company’s outsourcing of American jobs.
The April 25, 2016 letter issued by Liz Schuler, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer is printed below.
The AFL-CIO has approved your request to include Mondelez International on the list of AFL-CIO national boycotts. Specifically, the boycott will apply to all Mondelez International snack food products that are labeled ‘Made in Mexico,’ including Oreos, Newtons, Chips Ahoy, Honey Grahams, Animal Crackers, Ritz Crackers, Premium, Belvita, Lorna Doane, Teddy Grahams, Honey Maid, and Wheat Thins. In accordance with the policy on boycott endorsements adopted by the AFL-CIO Executive Council, the federation will maintain the “Made in Mexico” snack products of Mondelez International on its published boycott list for up to one year from the date of endorsement unless your union requests an earlier termination of the listing. At the end of the year, you may request to have the company included on the list for another 12 months.
The AFL-CIO and the AFL-CIO Union Label and Service Trades Department will post this product line to the list on their websites and Union Label Letter publication.
A pdf of the letter from Secretary-Treasurer Schuler can be downloaded here.Durkee_BCTGM-Boycott-Letter-003.pdf (336 downloads)