September 27, 2021
Nabisco Strike Ends: BCTGM Members Overwhelmingly Accept New Contract
Alliance members have been strong supporters of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) workers at Nabisco/Mondelez plants throughout the United States as they fought the company’s plans to move production to Mexico and slash earned retirement benefits.
On Saturday the BCTGM members voted to accept a new collective bargaining agreement. This signals the end of the BCTGM’s two-month strike against Nabisco/Mondelez, where workers had banded together in pursuit of better wages, hours, and benefits.
In a press release from the BCTGM, union President Anthony Shelton stated, “This has been a long and difficult fight for our striking members, their families and our Union. Throughout the strike, our members displayed tremendous courage, grit and determination.”
“We are thrilled to hear of the BCTGM’s success in adopting a new collective bargaining agreement,” added Joseph Peters, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer of the Alliance. “The right to organize is so important, and the Alliance has stood in full support of those who bravely walked the picket line.”