Oreo plant cuts workers; activists’ boycott no treat

By Barbara Brotman – Chicago Tribune

So when veteran Chicago activist Marilyn Katz heard the recent announcement by Mondelez International that it was going to lay off half the 1,200 employees at its plant on the Southwest Side because it was investing instead in a new plant in Mexico….

But she was outraged, she said the other day, that Mondelez CEO Irene Rosenfeld had made a decision that would eliminate 600 well-paying union jobs. And especially outraged, she said, because Rosenfeld’s compensation last year was $21 million.

“It just struck me as incredibly egregious,” she said.  read more…..