Mondelez unions come together to defend union jobs
Over 40 members of IUF-affiliated trade unions representing Mondelez workers around the world marched on CEO Irene Rosenfeld’s residence outside Chicago on September 21 to protest the company’s systematic destruction of union employment. Most recently, the company has eliminated 600 union jobs at the Chicago Nabisco facility and announced the closure of its factory in Valladolid, Spain, with the loss of 220 jobs.
Mondelez workers and their unions increasingly confront a volatile financial machine dedicated to boosting short-term margins through permanent restructuring, plant closures and layoffs. IUF member unions from the company’s major markets came together in Chicago for two days September 20-21 to strengthen international trade union organization within the company.