Some 1,400 members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) at the Kellogg Co. are taking a stand on the future of their workforce by going on strike at four different cereal plants. The strike follows Kellogg's demands, amid record profits, that workers give up quality health care, retirement benefits, and holiday and vacation pay, Anthony Shelton, president of BCTGM, told Reuters. Kellogg's workers are on strike against its exploitive two-tier employment system that does not offer temporary workers a path to become permanent workers with better benefits and pay. In addition, BCTGM members have been forced to work 16-hour overtime shifts and 7-day work weeks, sometimes up to 120 days straight.
Our NATCA family joins in solidarity with the BCTGM members standing up for fair treatment and humane, safe working conditions. Do not cross the picket line. Please boycott these Kellogg's products in support of our striking brothers and sisters as you shop for your breakfasts, holiday parties & other meals.