March 21, 2014
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.
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.
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.