Hundreds of workers at the Nabisco plant in Richmond, VA have gone on strike, joining workers in five other states. Bakery Workers union members (BCTGM Local 358) rejected the company’s demand that they work longer hours for less pay. Workers have been taking 16-hour shifts during the pandemic, and the union objects to the company's demands for concessions while their CEO is making almost $17 million a year and the Mondelez corporation, valued at $86.5 billion, reported a 12 percent revenue gain for the most recent quarter. The workers also want their pensions restored and an end to the outsourcing of their jobs.
Support the strike:
-- Contribute to the strike fund
-- Join the picket line, running 24/7 at 6002 Laburnum Ave. in Henrico County, VA. RSVP to [email protected] if you want to join a NoVA Labor delegation during Labor Day week.
- Virginia Diamond, NoVA Labor