June 4, 2016
By Dennis Williams, UAW President
Washington, DC – As a UAW member and leader for many decades, I’ve seen firsthand what happens to communities when corporations put profits ahead of people by moving jobs to low-wage countries. Inevitably, communities and families struggle here at home, workers abroad are exploited, and product quality suffers.
That's why, when the president of the BCTGM (Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers) International Union reached out to me about Nabisco-Mondelēz moving good-paying, union jobs from Chicago to a plant in Mexico, I was ready to act.
I’m asking you to act in support of our BCTGM brothers and sisters today because we know the struggle when a company decides to move production to a low-wage country. We also know that the only way we can reverse that decision is by unifying our voice and acting together in solidarity.
Tell Mondelēz CEO Irene Rosenfeld to support good-paying jobs here at home, and make sure you check the label the next time you’re in the grocery store.