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On Tuesday, December 7 the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) announced that its Kellogg's Members, on strike since October 5, had overwhelmingly voted to reject the company's latest offer:
Members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) on strike against Kellogg’s in Battle Creek, Mich., Lancaster, Pa., Omaha, Neb. and Memphis, Tenn. have overwhelmingly voted to reject the tentative agreement. The strike, which began on October 5, 2021, continues.
Reflecting on the vote, BCTGM International President Anthony Shelton stated, “The members have spoken. The strike continues. The International Union will continue to provide full support to our striking Kellogg’s members.
“The BCTGM is grateful for the outpouring of fraternal support we received from across the labor movement for our striking members at Kellogg’s. Solidarity is critical to this fight.”
The contract offered only a small wage increase and did not deal with the two-tier wage system that the workers and union most oppose.
In the wake of the rejection the company has said that it will fire the striking workers and replace them permanently with scabs, a shameful decision.
This has sparked outrage and a widespread call for a boycott of Kellogg's products by labour groups and progressive organizations and politicians.
Below are larger screenshots of all the brands that are under the Kellogg's umbrella according to their website: