How to Fight a Giant: Militant Labor Organizers Catch PepsiCo Off Guard

Ferre, Juan Cruz; Kwon, Tre

Publisher:  Truthout
Date Written:  02/08/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21147

The sudden closing of a factory by PepsiCo, the world's second-largest snacks producer, leaves hundred's of workers in Argentina without jobs or sucurity, resulting in a massive demonstration of solidarity for worker's rights.


Excerpt: "If there is no bread for our children, there will be no peace for the bosses," says worker-activist Camilo Mones in front of the PepsiCo plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The facility was shut down by the company at a moment's notice, leaving 691 workers on the streets. Mones' words sound daring. After all, what can a few hundred workers do in the face of a multinational behemoth that enjoys the loyal support of the Argentinian government?
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