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Over 1,000 Nabisco bakery workers are on strike over 12-hour shifts: ‘We’re prepared to be out there for as long as it takes’

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Over 1,000 workers at Nabisco bakeries across the US are on strike. 

Nabisco workers — who are unionized with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — began striking over what they say are contract issues with Mondelez International, Nabisco’s parent company. They’re currently in the process of contract negotiations.

One point of contention is a proposed “Alternative Work Schedule,” under which workers would work 12 hours a day on three to four days a week; workers would only start receiving overtime premiums after working 40 hours in one week. Vice’s Lauren details ⇒

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