Union members will be visiting universities in Kansas this week asking people to boycott some Nabisco brand products from Mondelēz International, which makes snack foods like the Oreo cookie. The call for a boycott comes after the company moved 600 jobs from a plant in Chicago to Mexico.
Luke Domme is with the local chapter of the union that represents workers at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka. He says union members from Kansas and Chicago will be urging people not to buy Nabisco products made outside the United States.
“Their jobs could be our jobs next. Anything we can do to help them, if we need help later, maybe we could get it. Help spread the word and if we can bring those jobs back, bring them back,” says Domme.
Company officials say the Chicago plant will still be one of the company’s largest. They aren’t opening a new facility in Mexico, but are shifting some product lines from Chicago to an existing plant in Mexico.
Domme says union members will be on the University of Kansas Campus Tuesday and later on they'll visit Washburn University.