BY Stephanie West, LaborPress USA
Washington, DC – The AFL-CIO has launched a national good jobs campaign to call out corporations that ship jobs overseas. These companies that send American jobs overseas are not considering the importance of investing in the USA including our schools, transportation, energy and communications systems.
These businesses by not supporting Americans are undermining our need for quality health care as well as a stable system of Medicare and Medicaid.
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers have been leading a campaign to keep Nabisco jobs in this country. It has called for an ongoing boycott to urge consumers to only buy Nabisco products that are made in the United States. The AFL-CIO and its 55 unions, representing more than 12.5 million members, is supporting these workers as a model for future good jobs solidarity campaigns. On March 23, the labor movement will launch a digital day of action, including a new digital tool that will help spread the solidarity campaign across the country. On that date one year ago, Nabisco owned by Mondelēz, began laying off workers from its Chicago bakery and sending those jobs to Salinas, Mexico.
The AFL-CIO is also committed to working to enact the Miners Protection Act of 2017, which would provide essential health care benefits to retired coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy.