Mondelez slashes union jobs in Chicago after demanding impossible concessions
Mondelez will eliminate 600 union jobs and close 9 production lines at its Chicago USA plant as part of a production shift to Salinas, Mexico.
In May the company demanded the IUF-affiliated BCTGM come up with USD 46 million in annual savings annually as the price of saving 345 jobs, without offering concrete financial proposals for the union to review.
According to BCTGM International Strategic Campaign Coordinator Ron Baker "It was clear to the Union and our Chicago members that the company knew full well that the magnitude of the financial sacrifice being asked of the workers was not only unacceptable, but would not even be feasible. The demand for $46 million in annual savings would continue in perpetuity and require our members to work for almost nothing."
The full story is in the latest Mondelez Union Network