OPINION: Support BCTGM members on strike at Kellogg’s

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From the AFL-CIO

At midnight on Oct. 5, 1,400 workers at four Kellogg Co. plants went on strike against the company. Add your name to support members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) who are holding strong on the picket line.

For more than a year during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kellogg workers around the country have been working long, hard hours, day in and day out, to produce Kellogg ready-to-eat cereals for America’s families.

Kellogg’s response to these loyal, hardworking employees has been to demand the workers give up quality health care, retirement benefits, and holiday and vacation pay. The company continues to threaten to send additional jobs to Mexico if workers do not accept outrageous proposals that take away protections they have had for decades.

RECORD PROFITS, NO REGARD FOR WORKERS
Kellogg is making these demands as it rakes in record profits, without regard for the well-being of the hardworking people who make the products that have created the company’s massive profits.

We are proud of Kellogg members for taking a strong stand against this company’s greed, and we will support them for as long as it takes to force Kellogg to negotiate a fair contract that rewards them for their hard work and dedication and protects the future of all Kellogg workers.

BCTGM members in Battle Creek, Omaha, Lancaster and Memphis produce Kellogg ready-to-eat cereals including: Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran, Froot Loops, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes.

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT
You can add your name to pledge your support for BCTGM members at Kellogg at: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/bctgm-kellogg.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE STRIKE FUND
With BCTGM members out on strike, the union will begin paying strike benefits starting this week. The benefits are small ––  just $105 a week –– so they are asking the union community to donate to their strike funds at https://msha.ke/bctgm/#strike-funds to help support the striking workers.

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