2016 Mondelēz Global LLC Union Negotiations
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Which unions are engaged in negotiations with the Company?
A. These negotiations are with the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM).
Q. When do the seven contracts expire?
A. The contracts expired on February 29, 2016
Q. How many BCTGM-represented employees do the negotiations impact?
A. There are approximately 2,400 Mondelēz employees covered by these seven contracts.
Q. How many total employees do you have in your North America business?
A. There are approximately 20,000 employees in our NA business.
Q. Where are the 2016 negotiations being held?
A. Local bargaining began in November 2015. National talks were held in Charlotte, North Carolina from February 16th-25th, and are scheduled to resume on March 8th, 9th and 10th.
Q. Which Mondelēz Global LLC sites employ BCTGM-represented employees who are covered by these seven contracts?
A. Five manufacturing sites in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fairlawn, NJ; Portland, OR; and Richmond, VA; and three Direct Store Delivery (DSD) locations in Addison, IL; Aurora, CO; and Norcross, GA.
Q. Do these negotiations cover U.S. union-represented employees only?
Q. What is the Company’s outlook for reaching an agreement with the BCTGM?
A. The Company is optimistic and intends to negotiate in good faith with the goal of securing contracts with the BCTGM that will continue to provide our employees with good wages and benefits, while at the same time allowing the Company to operate as a Best-in-Class organization in the Consumer Packaged Goods markets in which we compete.
Q. What are the subjects to be discussed at negotiations?
A. Topics in this year’s bargaining include Healthcare, Retirement, Wages, and Job and Income Security.
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Contracts between Mondelēz Global LLC and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union that cover about 2,200 employees at five Company bakeries and three distribution sites expired on Feb. 29, 2016.
It remains the Company’s goal to negotiate in good faith to secure contracts with the BCTGM that continue to provide our employees with good wages and benefits, while at the same time allowing the Company to operate as a Best-in-Class organization in the Consumer Packaged Goods markets in which we compete.