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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:55 PM

Kellogg's plans to permanently replace striking workers

Kellogg’s is planning on permanently replacing its striking workers after the company failed to reach an agreement with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union on Tuesday.

About 1,400 union members at its cereal plants across the country have been on strike since Oct. 5 after their contracts expired the day before.

As the strike enters its eighth week, the company and the workers have been negotiating over benefits and pay, but those negotiations have hit a roadblock, according to Reuters.

Due to the latest setback in negotiations, the company said it had no choice but to replace the workers on strike with permanent employees to cover the staffing shortage.

https://www.nj.com/business/2021/11/kelloggs-plans-to-permanently-replace-striking-workers.html

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Reply Kellogg's plans to permanently replace striking workers (Original post)
Klaralven Nov 24 OP
3auld6phart Nov 24 #1
BlueIdaho Nov 24 #4
dixiechiken1 Nov 24 #5
HubertHeaver Nov 24 #2
House of Roberts Nov 24 #3
a kennedy Nov 24 #6
RainCaster Nov 24 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 24 #8
Busterscruggs Nov 24 #9
greatlaurel Monday #10
Initech Monday #11
eShirl Monday #12
harumph Monday #13
OriginalGeek Monday #14
Klaralven Monday #16
onethatcares Monday #15
iemanja Monday #17

Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:03 PM

1. Not good.

Picturing Scabs ……. in your Corn Flakes. Boycott time.

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Response to 3auld6phart (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:23 PM

4. Scab Flakes

And everything else with the Kellogg’s logo is out of our house. I support unions.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:25 PM

5. Ditto

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:09 PM

2. Any Kellogg products I have purchased in the past will

be permanently replaced by other similar products.

Not that Kellogg's management gives an actual damn.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:22 PM

3. Ability to hire replacements may depend on location,

but it would seem unlikely under current conditions to be so easy. They may end up paying just as much as what the union requires.

The last Kellogg product I bought was Club Crackers on a bogo at Publix. I doubt I'll be too tempted any time soon.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:33 PM

6. oh, and sorry, FAWK KELLOGG. 🤬 🤬 🤬

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:33 PM

7. Looks like I'm done buying Kellogg's products

Their loss.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:34 PM

8. Fuck scabs.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:28 PM

9. Management wins

Another one. There needs to be a resurgence of union labels and union pride. I am constantly preaching the virtues of unions at my work. There are brainwashed fools that tune it out but a growing number are coming around.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 04:11 PM

10. Kellogg's Contact Info

Here is the link to their contact information:

https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html


Company phone number: 1-800-962-1413 It is open until 6 ET.

I sent an email and left a message on the consumer line. The representative was very nice and I was very nice when I explained to her why I was calling. No need to be nasty to the people who answer the phones. They are just working stiffs like the rest of us.


I will no longer be buying Kellogg's products. I love the Kashi shredded wheat, but I will have to find something else. The Bob's Red Mill organic extra thick rolled oatmeal makes a good breakfast with raisins and pecans added in.

The CEO Steve Cahillane is worth $20 million, but will not let the people who make their products make a living wage and decent working conditions. He thinks he is special cause he is a rich man with an Ivy League education. He thinks that $30 million will protect him. The oligarchs who are richer will through him out a window just like Putin does in Russia when it turns out he has something the oligarchs want and he is no longer useful stomping on the peasants.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 04:25 PM

11. The CEO gets a few extra zeroes on their paycheck and we get screwed. The system works.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 04:32 PM

12. Post cereals it is!

Do they still sell Super Sugar Smacks?

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 05:08 PM

13. Then General Mills it is.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 05:19 PM

14. no worries - Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries is Quaker Oats

and they were 100% union as recently as 2019 so I hope they continue with that

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 07:25 PM

16. They are owned by PepsiCo

And they fired Aunt Jemima.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 05:29 PM

15. management is being stupid here

not providing a pathway for temp workers to go full time with pay and benefits after the strike is over.

they're kicking the entire workforce to the curb for something the temps will get down the road anyway.

Oh, and they're importing cereal to meet demand, Is that why pieces of metal and plastic are showing up in the food chain?

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Mon Nov 29, 2021, 09:55 PM

17. Good luck with that.

Given the much-touted labor shortages.

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