We are fundraising to help BCTGM Members get through this difficult time and supply our strike line. This is not a vacation nor time off. Workers are walking in the heat and rain to stand up for their rights. All funds will go to the striking workers of BCTGM Local 42.
On August 23rd, Members of BCTGM Local 42 in Norcross, Georgia went on strike against Nabisco/Mondelez International. These dedicated workers of Nabisco are not receiving pay while they are on strike.
Nabisco wants to take away employee benefits and ultimately reduce workers' wages by changing work schedules from 8 hours to 12 hours, thus removing the overtime potential. These newly proposed 12 hour shifts will make workers' work/life balance extremely difficult to manage with families and small children.
In 2016, they did away with workers' pensions, exchanging them for 401K plan that pays pennies on the dollar. Those who have planned retirement for the last 25 to 40 plus years are faced with the possibility that retirement might not happen, as they've planned for all this time, due to the switch to this new 401K plan.
While workers are being asked to sacrifice, Nabisco has has shown profitable gains, especially during the recent Covid-19 pandemic, where these workers were deemed "essential" working consistently through the pandemic to provide for our communities.
These workers are fighting corporate greed to keep what they paid for and sacrificed in prior contracts, and to maintain the benefits they have. Now Nabisco is trying to take those back. Corporate greed should not be allowed to make all the rules for working families.
- Brigitte Lamarche
- connor smithers mapp
- Jeffrey Dustin
- Lindsey Walters