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March 30, 2017

BCTGM Joined by Labor and Community Activists Outside Nabisco Shareholder Meeting

BCTGM Joined by Labor and Community Activists Outside Nabisco Shareholder Meeting

BCTGM members and Nabisco workers from across the country gathered in Lincolnshire, Ill. on May 17 to rally outside the annual Mondelēz International shareholders meeting. They were there to protest the company’s continued outsourcing of jobs and disregard of American workers and their communities.

“This is OUR time to fight back! To let the CEO, shareholders and board of directors hear OUR VOICE!” proclaimed laid-off Nabisco worker and Local 300 member Anthony Jackson in his greeting to the assembled crowd. The spirited event was led by BCTGM Strategic Campaign Coordinator Ron Baker and included remarks by laid-off Nabisco worker Michael Smith.

BCTGM union members who gathered for the Nabisco/ Mondelēz shareholder rally traveled from near and far. Among those joining Local 300 Nabisco workers in Lincolnshire were members of Locals 1 (Chicago), 253 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 719 (Fairlawn, N.J.), 358 (Richmond, Va.), 22 (Twin Cities, Minn.), 13G (Hastings, Minn.), 70 (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 111 (Dallas), 3G (Battle Creek, Mich.), 42 (Atlanta), and 342 (Bloomington, Ill.).

Representatives from BCTGM International, the national AFLCIO, Chicago Federation of Labor, Illinois AFL-CIO and Northeastern Illinois, AFL-CIO were on hand for the protest along with members from UAW, Steelworkers, APWU, AFSCME, UFCW, LIUNA, and Bricklayers, among others.

For more pictures and to watch a recording of the rally, visit http:// www.fightforamericanjobs.org/bctgmjoined-by-labor-and-community-activistsfor-nabiscoshareholdershowdown/.

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