By cutting 600 jobs at your 100 year old Chicago factory and moving to Mexico, you’re absconding with the assets we've created. So we’re giving up on Oreos until you invest in the people who created the wealth that you are now running away to Mexico with.
'I may have to give up one of my longest-standing indulgences: the dunking of an Oreo cookie in cold milk (whole is preferred). I don’t do this lightly, as I have been dunking those deliciously wicked rounds of chocolate and what I choose to believe is cream since I’ve been three.
Why give them up? Because this week, Irene Rosenfeld, the head of Mondolez (the food conglomerate based in Illinois that has Nabisco in its portfolio), a woman touted for breaking the glass ceiling upon becoming the head of Kraft Foods and then its spin off, announced that rather than invest $130 million in modernizing the plant in Chicago, where Oreos have been lovingly produced for the past 100 years, she will instead move the jobs to a new factory in Mexico. The result: a loss of 600 well-paying and community-sustaining jobs on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
For the full story go to http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18259/oreos-union-busting
Keep new production lines in Chicago - you've given up on us - we're giving up on Oreos till you do.
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