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Nabisco Workers Strike – Special Guest Speaker from the Picket Line Next District 3 Mtg
September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=23083
Join D3 Members (all are welcome!) for a discussion on ….
The largest strike in the US is happening at 5 Nabisco production and distribution facilities in Portland OR, Richmond VA, Chicago IL, Aurora CO, Norcross GA involving over 1000 workers. Like the Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama who tried to unionize and the Frito Lays workers who struck earlier this summer, these workers are disproportionately women, immigrants, people of color and Black working people. In fact, the majority of workers in food production from field to factory are people of color, Black, and women.
It’s completely outrageous that Nabisco, who made over $5 billion during the pandemic, is now engaged in a full frontal assault on the factory and distribution workers who are responsible for those profits. This is in line with our local healthcare workers struggle at Harborview and Cascade Behavioural Health, where Big Business lauds workers as heroes (which they all are) while they take an axe to wages, benefits, and working conditions to maximize their profits.
Join us to hear from a Portland DSA member who has been at the strike line most days of the 3 week strike and is working closely with the striking workers. We’ll discuss what the main issues are, what actions the bosses are taking to defeat the strike, and how socialists are supporting the strike.