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These excerpts taken from the KFT 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.

Employees

At December 31, 2008, we employed approximately 98,000 people worldwide. Labor unions represent approximately 43% of our 39,000 U.S. employees. Most of the unionized workers at our domestic locations are represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers

 

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International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the U.S., labor unions or workers’ councils represent approximately 72% of our 59,000 employees. Our business units are subject to various laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with EU requirements, we have established a European Works Council composed of management and elected members of our workforce. We believe that our relationships with employees and their representative organizations are good.

In 2008, we completed our five-year restructuring program (the “Restructuring Program”). In connection with our severance initiatives, as of December 31, 2008, we had eliminated approximately 15,200 positions, and we had announced our intent to eliminate an additional 3,800 positions.

Employees

At December 31, 2008, we employed approximately 98,000 people worldwide. Labor unions represent approximately 43% of our 39,000 U.S. employees. Most of the unionized workers at our domestic locations are represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers

 

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International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the U.S., labor unions or workers’ councils represent approximately 72% of our 59,000 employees. Our business units are subject to various laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with EU requirements, we have established a European Works Council composed of management and elected members of our workforce. We believe that our relationships with employees and their representative organizations are good.

In 2008, we completed our five-year restructuring program (the “Restructuring Program”). In connection with our severance initiatives, as of December 31, 2008, we had eliminated approximately 15,200 positions, and we had announced our intent to eliminate an additional 3,800 positions.

These excerpts taken from the KFT 10-K filed Feb 26, 2008.

Employees

At December 31, 2007, we employed approximately 103,000 people worldwide. Labor unions represent approximately 30% of our 41,000 employees in the U.S. Most of the unionized workers at our domestic locations are represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the U.S., labor unions or workers’ councils represent approximately 55% of our 62,000 employees. Our business units are subject to various laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with EU requirements, we have established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members of our workforce. We believe that our relationships with employees and their representative organizations are good.

In January 2004, we announced a three-year restructuring program (the “Restructuring Program”) and, in January 2006, extended it through 2008. In connection with our severance initiatives, we have eliminated approximately 11,000 positions as of December 31, 2007; at that time we had announced the elimination of an additional 400 positions. Upon completion of the Restructuring Program, we expect to have eliminated approximately 13,500 positions.

 

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Employees

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">At December 31, 2007, we employed approximately 103,000 people worldwide. Labor unions represent approximately 30% of our 41,000 employees in the U.S. Most of the unionized workers at our domestic locations are
represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at
various times throughout the next several years. Outside the U.S., labor unions or workers’ councils represent approximately 55% of our 62,000 employees. Our business units are subject to various laws and regulations relating to their
relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with EU requirements, we have established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members
of our workforce. We believe that our relationships with employees and their representative organizations are good.

In January 2004, we announced a
three-year restructuring program (the “Restructuring Program”) and, in January 2006, extended it through 2008. In connection with our severance initiatives, we have eliminated approximately 11,000 positions as of December 31, 2007; at
that time we had announced the elimination of an additional 400 positions. Upon completion of the Restructuring Program, we expect to have eliminated approximately 13,500 positions.

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These excerpts taken from the KFT 10-K filed Feb 25, 2008.

Employees

At December 31, 2007, we employed approximately 103,000 people worldwide. Labor unions represent approximately 30% of our 41,000 employees in the U.S. Most of the unionized workers at our domestic locations are represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the U.S., labor unions or workers’ councils represent approximately 55% of our 62,000 employees. Our business units are subject to various laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with EU requirements, we have established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members of our workforce. We believe that our relationships with employees and their representative organizations are good.

In January 2004, we announced a three-year restructuring program (the “Restructuring Program”) and, in January 2006, extended it through 2008. In connection with our severance initiatives, we have eliminated approximately 11,000 positions as of December 31, 2007; at that time we had announced the elimination of an additional 400 positions. Upon completion of the Restructuring Program, we expect to have eliminated approximately 13,500 positions.

 

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Employees

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">At December 31, 2007, we employed approximately 103,000 people worldwide. Labor unions represent approximately 30% of our 41,000 employees in the U.S. Most of the unionized workers at our domestic locations are
represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at
various times throughout the next several years. Outside the U.S., labor unions or workers’ councils represent approximately 55% of our 62,000 employees. Our business units are subject to various laws and regulations relating to their
relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with EU requirements, we have established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members
of our workforce. We believe that our relationships with employees and their representative organizations are good.

In January 2004, we announced a
three-year restructuring program (the “Restructuring Program”) and, in January 2006, extended it through 2008. In connection with our severance initiatives, we have eliminated approximately 11,000 positions as of December 31, 2007; at
that time we had announced the elimination of an additional 400 positions. Upon completion of the Restructuring Program, we expect to have eliminated approximately 13,500 positions.

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This excerpt taken from the KFT 10-K filed Mar 1, 2007.

Employees

        At December 31, 2006, the Company employed approximately 90,000 people worldwide. Approximately 30% of the Company's 41,000 employees in the United States are represented by labor unions. Most of the unionized workers at the Company's domestic locations are represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the United States, labor unions or workers' councils represent approximately 55% of the Company's 49,000 employees. The Company's business units are subject to a number of laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with European Union requirements, Kraft International Commercial has established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members of its workforce. The Company believes that its relations with employees and their representative organizations are good.

        In January 2004, the Company announced a three-year restructuring program. In January 2006, the Company announced plans to expand its restructuring efforts through 2008. The entire restructuring program is expected to result in the elimination of approximately 14,000 positions. At December 31, 2006, approximately 8,400 of these positions have been eliminated.

This excerpt taken from the KFT 10-K filed Mar 10, 2006.

Employees

        At December 31, 2005, the Company employed approximately 94,000 people worldwide. Approximately 30% of the Company's 44,000 employees in the United States are represented by labor unions. Most of the unionized workers at the Company's domestic locations are represented under contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the United States, labor unions or workers' councils represent approximately 55% of the Company's 50,000 employees. The Company's business units are subject to a number of laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with European Union requirements, Kraft International Commercial has established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members of its workforce. The Company believes that its relations with employees and their representative organizations are good.

        In January 2004, the Company announced a three-year restructuring program. Under this program, the Company anticipates the elimination of approximately 6,000 positions. At December 31, 2005, approximately 4,900 of these positions have been eliminated. In addition, in January 2006, the Company announced plans to expand its restructuring efforts beyond those originally contemplated. The expanded restructuring program will result in the elimination of approximately 8,000 additional positions.

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This excerpt taken from the KFT 10-K filed Mar 11, 2005.

Employees

        At December 31, 2004, the Company employed approximately 98,000 people worldwide. Approximately 30% of the Company's 45,000 employees in the United States are represented by labor unions. Most of the unionized workers at the Company's domestic locations are represented under

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contracts with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. These contracts expire at various times throughout the next several years. Outside the United States, labor unions or workers' councils represent approximately 50% of the Company's 53,000 employees. The Company's business units are subject to a number of laws and regulations relating to their relationships with their employees. These laws and regulations are specific to the location of each enterprise. In addition, in accordance with European Union requirements, Kraft International Commercial has established European Works Councils composed of management and elected members of its workforce. The Company believes that its relations with employees and their representative organizations are good.

        Included in the employees above are approximately 700 employees in the sugar confectionery business, the sale of which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2005.

        In January 2004, the Company announced a three-year restructuring program. Under this program, the Company anticipates the elimination of approximately 6,000 positions. Specific programs announced during 2004, as part of the overall restructuring program, will result in the elimination of approximately 3,500 positions.

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