Machinists Lodge 63 has won a second grievance settlement against Mondelēz Global-Nabisco bakery in Portland for subcontracting demolition work on a production line.
In a settlement signed Jan. 8, Mondelēz agreed to pay a total of $35,345.15 to 34 union employees impacted by the subcontacted work. The money will be divided in equal payments of $1,039.56 each.
In May 2020, most of those same employees (32) received checks for $1,046.64 to settle a separate grievance. Machinists Lodge 63 filed that grievance in April 2018 after the company used subcontractors to perform demolition work on production Line 15, which makes Ritz crackers.
The second grievance was filed in November 2018 for using subcontractors to perform demolition work on Line 14, which makes snack crackers such as Chicken in a Biskit.
The union has battled Mondelēz repeatedly over subcontracting work without the union signing off on the scope of the work, said Machinists W24 Business Rep Bob Petroff.
The Machinists grieved the action to get their members paid for the loss of work. Several other grievances of the same violation are still pending.
Mondelēz was created in 2012 as an independent spinoff of Kraft-Nabisco’s global snack division.