Nabisco Corporate Greed Protested In Chicago
Last year, CEO Irene Rosenfeld took home $19.7 million from Mondelez, the company that owns Nabisco. That’s 534 times the amount of pay given on average to Nabisco’s workers.
Apparently, Irene Rosenfeld believes that Nabisco is still paying too much to its workers. That’s why she is overseeing the firing of workers in a Nabisco factory in Chicago, and moving 600 jobs from there to factories in Mexico, where it’s possible for Mondelez to pay workers even less than they do in the United States. Congressman Dan Lipinski spoke out yesterday against Nabisco’s labor hypocrisy, spending lavishly on the salaries of top executives while squeezing factory workers in the name of efficiency. “What is happening now is even more disappointing because taxpayers have previously provided $90 million to Nabisco in return for a commitment to expand and hire locally. The continued lack of a negotiated agreement reflects the plight of middle class Americans across the country, with workers facing eroding wages and benefits along with job insecurity,” Lipinski said.
Today, outside of the annual Mondelez shareholders’ meeting in Chicago, Nabisco workers are protesting economic exploitation by Roselfeld and her lieutenants, and they’re looking for your help. The workers are urging Americans to check the label on Nabisco products before they buy them, and to put the products back on the shelf if they are made in Mexico rather than in the USA.