March 21, 2014
There’s something dangerous in your cereal
New videos highlight Kellogg’s greed
Kellogg’s workers are fighting back through their union, BCTGM, against a new corporate culture at the company that is locking out workers, shuttering plants, and threatening to drive workers out of the middle class.
Send your letter of support for Kellogg’s workers to the company CEO.
When the Kellogg Co. locked out more than 220 BCTGM Local 252G members from its Memphis, Tenn., cereal plant in October 2013, it was another step in Kellogg’s corporate battle plan to replace steady, middle-class, full-time jobs in the United States and elsewhere with casual, part-time employees who would make much lower wages and substandard benefits.
This week the BCTGM International Union stepped up its campaign to expose Kellogg’s Greed and put pressure on the globally recognized cereal maker to end the Memphis lockout and step back from its plans to cuts jobs and shutter plants in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
In a series of videos on the just-launched website, www.KelloggGreed.com, Memphis workers talk about the harsh toll the Kellogg’s lockout has taken on them and their families.
Visit the Kellogg Greed YouTube channel.
In another video, workers at the London, Ontario, Can., Kellogg cereal plant discuss their feeling of betrayal when Kellogg announced just two weeks before this past Christmas that it was shutting down their factory at the end of 2014.
The last video explores the $14 billion a year cereal giant’s plan to increase production in low-wage countries including Mexico, Malaysia and Thailand.
While CEO John Bryant received $8 million in salary in 2013 and investors continue to reap enormous profits from increasing dividend payouts and share buybacks, thousands of Kellogg employees and the communities they live in are left devastated and angry.
Take action and send a message to Bryant urging him to end the Memphis lockout and stop the attacks on Kellogg’s dedicated and hardworking employees in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
View all the videos www.KelloggGreed.com or visit the Kellogg Greed YouTube channel.
WATCH THE VIDEO’S AND THEN DEMAND THAT KELLOGG KEEP THE UNION EMPLOYEES, KEEP HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS, FOLLOW THE LAWS, REGULATIONS, EPA AND FDA RULES, AND KEEP THE PRODUCTION OF ALL THE PRODUCTS THEY PRODUCE FOR SALE IN THE U.S.A., IN THE U.S.A. AND PRODUCED BY AMERICAN CITIZENS. Send your letter of support for Kellogg’s workers to the company CEO.
TELL KELLOG THAT YOU WILL NO LONGER PURCHASE ANY PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED OR PRODUCED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH AND AMERICAN JOBS WITH THE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND RULES THAT EMPLOYERS MUST FOLLOW..
I WILL BE CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE PRODUCTS ARE LABELED WITH THE COUNTRY MANUFACTURED IN. IT WILL HELP US ALSO KNOW IF THE ARE USING GMO GRAINS.
I sent this e-mail to Kellogg C.E.O. John Bryant at the link immediately after this letter.
Dear Mr. Bryant,
I am outraged at the way the Kellogg Company is treating its employees around the world. By aggressively pursuing to become a low-cost producer, Kellogg is leaving families, communities, and children in its wake.
I will do everything I can to encourage American Citizens to Boycott all Kellogg products Manufactured or Produced in any other country than in the United States of America or Canada. you made your Corporation on the backs of American and Canadian workers and it is time that Kellogg gave back to it’s employees some of the same kind of Loyalty that they showed the Corporation.
All American citizens should be and are concerned about their Health and Safety as the C.E.O.’s of Corporations lobby Congress to remove and rewrite Laws, Regulations and Rules that are implemented by the EPA and the FDA to protect the Citizens Health and Safety. The laws that Protect the health and Safety of your workers.
Every C.E.O. in the United States of America should be ashamed of themselves, and look in the mirror and see the GREEDY person that they have become. If they have a Religion, they should measure themselves against the Doctrine.
Can you not see just how unfair what you are doing really is? When the average American worker has seen a loss in their Income of approximately 10% over the past 10 to 12 years why do you not look at what yours has done. I am willing to bet that it is up 400%. Can you Honestly tell me or anyone that you are working that much harder and producing that much more?
While you, your wife and your children continue to live your ultra good lifestyle, How many children in the communities where you have Offices and Facilities go to bed Hungry? How many are homeless? How many are sick? How many of them can you see a picture of and then personally name?
Now close your eyes and visualize that those are your children that are suffering for the lack of their parents having safe good paying jobs.
Is money and Profits more important to you than the life of another Human Being?
For a company that prides itself on community involvement and participation in philanthropic causes, recent actions by Kellogg makes it clear that the company is not the beacon of Corporate or Social responsibility it claims to be.
At a time when good, middle-class jobs are disappearing and income inequality is widening, Kellogg is making the problem worse.
I urge you to take immediate action to cease the unrelenting attacks on your dedicated and hard working employees. I further urge you to end the lockout in Memphis and stop pursuing your “workforce of the future” which consists of nothing more than part-time workers without benefits or union representation.
Take a serious look at what Costco does in regards to employee Pay and Benefits and also see the employee Loyalty to the Employer.
Failing to do so will harm Kellogg’s global image that W.K. Kellogg worked so hard to foster.
Please listen to God and you will never go Wrong nor do Wrong.
He doesn’t care he’s from Australia. Get all he can from the us. Then go down under and leave us with no jobs. The only time this country was strong was when union were strong. Then our goverment filled there Pockets with Corporate money. What’s the old saying. Thick as Thieves. Union are gone and the jobs in other countries. And our goverment let them do it. And they all got rich doing it. Hell Kellogg doesn’t even pay to bring stuff from Mexicali to the USA. if this country still had the cost of living. Like it had when unions was strong. Minimum wage would be twenty dollars an hour right now. And ceo would still make millions.