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File #: 16-1898    Version: 1 Name: RESOLUTION CALLING ON NABISCO AND ITS PARENT COMPANY MONDELĒZ INTERNATIONAL TO CONTINUE ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 2/25/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 3/2/2016 Final action: 3/2/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION CALLING ON NABISCO AND ITS PARENT COMPANY MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL TO CONTINUE ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO WHEREAS, Nabisco Biscuit Company is headquartered in Hanover, New Jersey; and owns and operate the world's largest bakery, with 2,400 employees, at 7300 S. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago's Southwest Side; and WHEREAS, in 1993 Nabisco Biscuit Company cited necessary plant updates as the reason for proposing an outsourcing of their plant; WHEREAS, local authorities responded to Nabisco's concerns and provided support for the plant expansion; WHEREAS, since 1993 the Nabisco Biscuit Company has received tax incentives reaching upwards of ninety million dollars; and WHEREAS, the then Department of Commerce and Community Affairs in the state of Illinois extended an enterprise zone to accommodate Nabisco Biscuit Company in order to receive twenty nine million dollars, over the course of ten years, in tax savings; and WHER...
Sponsors: JESÚS G. GARCÍA, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION CALLING ON NABISCO AND ITS PARENT COMPANY MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL TO CONTINUE ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO

WHEREAS, Nabisco Biscuit Company is headquartered in Hanover, New Jersey; and owns and operate the world's largest bakery, with 2,400 employees, at 7300 S. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago's Southwest Side; and

WHEREAS, in 1993 Nabisco Biscuit Company cited necessary plant updates as the reason for proposing an outsourcing of their plant;

WHEREAS, local authorities responded to Nabisco's concerns and provided support for the plant expansion;

WHEREAS, since 1993 the Nabisco Biscuit Company has received tax incentives reaching upwards of ninety million dollars; and

WHEREAS, the then Department of Commerce and Community Affairs in the state of Illinois extended an enterprise zone to accommodate Nabisco Biscuit Company in order to receive twenty nine million dollars, over the course of ten years, in tax savings; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development established a tax increment financing district to accommodate a plant expansion that resulted in thirty five million dollars in tax savings; and

WHEREAS, Nabisco Biscuit Company's parent company Mondelez International announced in July 2015, another plan to outsource jobs to Mexico instead of investing in its iconic Nabisco bakery in Chicago; and

WHEREAS, 600 union workers at the South Side Chicago bakery could lose their jobs as the product lines are sent to Mexico; and

WHEREAS, the union workers at the Chicago Nabisco bakery have been producing high-quality baked goods such as Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies, and Ritz and Premium crackers for more than 50 years; and

WHEREAS, these hardworking union workers have dedicated decades of their working lives to fuel the company's financial success; and

WHEREAS, their dedication and commitment to building these iconic brands is being rewarded with callous...

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