Over 1,000 workers at Nabisco bakeries across the US are on strike.
Nabisco workers — who are unionized with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — began striking over what they say are contract issues with Mondelez International, Nabisco’s parent company. They’re currently in the process of contract negotiations.
One point of contention is a proposed “Alternative Work Schedule,” under which workers would work 12 hours a day on three to four days a week; workers would only start receiving overtime premiums after working 40 hours in one week. Vice’s Lauren Kaori Gurley reports that workers were taking on 12- and 16-hour shifts during the pandemic. Workers are also concerned about potential changes to healthcare plans.
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