Mondelez reported to be recruiting strikebreakers in preparation for bargaining
According to a report in the US union-supported Northwest Labor Press (click here to read), Mondelez has recruited strikebreakers in preparation for national bargaining with the IUF-affiliated BCTGM covering 5 Nabisco biscuit plants and three distribution centers.
Weeks before bargaining formally got underway on February 16, a company called Huffmaster Crisis Response, which provides replacement workers and security and describes itself as "the leading management of strike management solutions", began posting online advertisements for experienced temporary workers "for a possible labor dispute that may occur on or about February 29, 2016." That is the date on which the union agreements expire at the Nabisco sites. The advertisements do not mention Mondelez or Nabisco by name but seek to recruit workers in each of the five cities where the production plants are located.
According to the report, union representatives at the Nabisco bakery in Portland Oregon say that strike replacement workers have already been brought into the bakery to observe union members performing their jobs.