AFL-CIO Joins Boycott Against Mexican Made Nabisco Products

By Doug Cunningham

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The AFL-CIO is joining the boycott of Nabisco products made in Mexico.

Mondolez International makes Nabisco products. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union is already boycotting Oreos and other Mexican made Nabisco products because U.S. jobs were wiped out in order to pay low wages and ship the product back from Mexico for sale in the U.S.

The AFL-CIO is also planning to use the campaign as a model for other “Good Jobs” solidarity campaigns when corporations ship jobs out of the U.S.

17,000 CWA Workers in California And Nevada Strike AT&T

The Communications Workers of America say 11 of its AT&T locals in California and Nevada—some 17,000 workers—went on strike Wednesday.

The union says they are on a grievance strike due to AT&T violations of previously negotiated job duties of technicians. These are landline AT&T workers.

AT&T recently imposed changes in job requirements without reaching a negotiated agreement with the CWA. The union says it has tried to resolve the issue for several days but to no avail.

The strike is on and CWA says the workers will be on strike “until a satisfactory settlement is reached.”

AT&T is also in negotiations with tens of thousands of other workers also represented by CWA.

CWA says AT&T’s greed continues to harm consumers and customers.

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