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File #: 170655    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/15/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/22/2017
Title: Calling on the City of Philadelphia to stand with Nabisco workers and protect American jobs by supporting a no-buy policy of Nabisco/Mondelez products manufactured outside the U.S.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Reynolds Brown
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 17065500.pdf, 2. Signature17065500.pdf
Title
Calling on the City of Philadelphia to stand with Nabisco workers and protect American jobs by supporting a no-buy policy of Nabisco/Mondelez products manufactured outside the U.S.

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WHEREAS, In July 2015, Mondelez closed its Nabisco bakery in Northeast Philadelphia to send three-hundred and fifty jobs from Philadelphia to a plant in Monterry, Mexico, where wages can be as low as $4 a day, after workers refused to accept company demands of $46 million in wage and benefit cuts annually in perpetuity; and

WHEREAS, Over the past twenty years, Nabisco has closed plants in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Niles, OH, St. Elmo, IL, and Buena Park, CA, all while earning over $50 billion in annual revenues; and

WHEREAS, Plant closures and shifts of production to low-wage countries have had a negative impact on communities and families, as well as city and state tax bases; and

WHEREAS, Nabisco has benefitted and continues to benefit from the labor, skill, and dedication of its American workforce who diligently worked to build this iconic brand; and

WHEREAS, While Nabisco has closed plants and taken advantage of low-wage workers, its top executives and shareholders, including Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Mondelez, made approximately $185 million over eight years, while billions of dollars went to the largest investors in dividends and stock buybacks; and

WHEREAS, Bad corporate trade deals and moving jobs overseas, which lowers American pay and sends U.S. jobs offshore, have become the go-to strategies for corporations across the country; and

WHEREAS, The City Council of Philadelphia supports the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO in their opposition to any of Mondelez/Nabisco's future attempts both regionally, nationally, and globally to destroy family sustaining American jobs by moving them to low-wage economies like Mexico; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA, Calls on the City of Philadelphia to st...

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