KENSINGTON, Md., November 2, 2016 – Today, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM), which represents nearly 4,000 members at Mondelēz International, maker of Nabisco snack products, announced its “Check the Label” campaign has expanded its concentration to colleges and universities around the country, where it will continue to educate American consumers about the merits of rejecting Mexican-made Nabisco products and, instead, buying those that are produced in America in support of middle-class American jobs. The boycott started as a response to the decision by Mondelēz International, maker of Nabisco snack products, to outsource the production of Oreos from Chicago to Salinas, Mexico, leaving hundreds of Americans without work.
“Focusing our boycott education initiatives on colleges and universities all over the country will allow us to reach an additional 20 million American consumers across 5,000 higher education institutions through events, rallies, social media outreach and more,” said BCTGM International President David B. Durkee. “College campuses are brimming with not only loyal Nabisco customers, but also passionate student activists who are eager to make a difference in the world around them and also invest in their own future as part of the American workforce. Exploitation of working people everywhere as a result of unfair trade deals or virtually non-existent human rights protections in the countries these corporations seek out for their sources of production result in the manifestation of gluttonous corporate greed as exhibited in CEO pay. It is an unsustainable business model that leads to a global economic catastrophe for millions of workers in every country and every community where this is played out. The expanded boycott effort will elevate the campaign to an even higher status by arming students and faculty with the idea that a simple label check on their favorite Nabisco products can send a powerful message in support of American jobs and products by rejecting those made at poverty-level wages and in unregulated work conditions.”
Continue to support the boycott of made-in-Mexico Nabisco products by Checking the Label on EVERY Nabisco snack product before you buy! Learn how here.