On June 9, the Portland, Oregon City Council sent a letter to Mondelēz CEO Irene Rosenfeld expressing “unanimous concern” about the company’s pattern of outsourcing American jobs to Mexico.
With the specific mention of BCTGM Local 364 members employed at the Nabisco plant in Portland, the City Council implored the CEO to consider the suffering of American families whose jobs are outsourced.
“We were shocked to learn of the treatment of workers in your Chicago plant and the unreasonable wage cuts you offered to their workforce before deciding to move hundreds of jobs offshore.
“We remain concerned about the Nabisco plant here in Portland, Ore. and the long-term impact your offshoring practices could have if those jobs were to leave our community. Please support our local union leadership and their efforts to keep vital, middle class jobs here at home and continue to invest in the American worker.”