By Kenneth Quinnell Bergen County Freeholders Pass Pro-Worker Resolution in Support of Nabisco Workers
On June 14, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Vice-Chairman, New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor candidate and Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 164 brother Thomas J. Sullivan, passed a resolution authorizing support for working people at Nabisco and the protection of American jobs.
This resolution requests that Nabisco reverse its decision to outsource jobs and prevents the sale of any made-in-Mexico Nabisco products at county-sponsored events. The resolution also prevents purchases of made-in-Mexico Nabisco products with taxpayer dollars and asks the public to avoid buying those products until Nabisco reverses its anti-worker policy. This policy directly impacts our Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) brothers and sisters in the Fair Lawn, New Jersey, factory, one of the few remaining Nabisco factories that, through their union, enables workers to make a decent living and contribute to their community.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Local 164’s brother, Thomas Sullivan, and all the freeholders who were instrumental in passing this resolution. Brother Sullivan’s work once again proves that electing labor candidates empowers workers and raises awareness of pro-worker policies in the workplace, in communities and in government.
Mon, 06/26/2017 – 09:00