The fight to bring beloved American cookies home continues on November 16 when the bakery workers union will hold a Big Box Store National Day of Action. The target is Mondelez, the parent company to Nabisco, which has outsourced U.S. based, union-made products likes Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies and Ritz crackers to Mexico where they reportedly pay workers about $1 per hour. Mondelez is feeling the pressure from the campaign by the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Union (BCTGM), and has recently announced it was replacing its CEO on November 1. To continue to raise awareness about their Mondelez’ outsourcing policies, Thursday, November 16 has been designated the Big Box Store National Day of Action and the AFL-CIO has joined in to help educate consumers about the products in question. Local activists will be flyering the Walmart on H St NW in Washington, DC. For more info and to RSVP, sign up here.
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