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Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:24 AM

Cereal maker Kellogg's locks out US union to force expansion of disposable jobs

Transnational cereal maker Kellogg's has locked out 220 members of the IUF-affiliated BCTGM since October 22 at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee to force unon acceptance of a plan to radically increase the use of casual workers.

Kellogg's are proposing to hire some 30% of the current workforce at significantly lower pay and benefits over the next 3 years with no guaranteed hours. The company has organized this assault while the Master Agreement of 2012, which limits casual work, is still in force.

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Reply Cereal maker Kellogg's locks out US union to force expansion of disposable jobs (Original post)
Sherman A1 Oct 2013 OP
appleannie1 Oct 2013 #1
DontTreadOnMe Oct 2013 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Oct 2013 #4
House of Roberts Oct 2013 #5
mountain grammy Oct 2013 #13
TeamPooka Oct 2013 #6
knitter4democracy Oct 2013 #7
dotymed Oct 2013 #9
Omaha Steve Oct 2013 #8
progressoid Oct 2013 #15
ReRe Oct 2013 #10
TBF Oct 2013 #11
Divernan Oct 2013 #12
CoffeeCat Oct 2013 #14
BrotherIvan Oct 2013 #17
Squinch Oct 2013 #16

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:44 AM

1. All their cereal is made with GMO grains too. I quit buying it.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:49 AM

2. Where is the Union call for national boycott?

 

Why is this story not making the news?

Where is Debbie Wasserman?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:12 AM

3. They still don't "get it" in Corporate America...

 

1: Reagan was not "the most popular president in history" and CERTAINLY wasn't so because he demonized and busted unions.

2: PR still matters and right now is a really BAD TIME to give in to greed.

3: The public KNOWS profits are at an all time high so screaming "poverty" to justify a crackdown on workers isn't going to fly.

4: People are getting fed up with bought politicians and ANY money you send can be traced.

5: Jimmy Hoffa is long gone so you can't keep making out like unions are the mob,...THIS is what people think of when you say, "Fat Tony".

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:29 AM

4. Well Said!

I like the graphic, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:51 AM

5. I thought 'Fat Tony' was Anthony Scalia?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:51 AM

13. Good post... enough already, no more Kellogg in my house

and I'll be letting the corporate offices know.

And yes, Fat Tony is Scalia. I can definitely see the resemblance.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 04:58 AM

6. They're gr....eedy! nt

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:41 AM

7. Funny how the MI-based company did this in TN.

It wouldn't fly in Battle Creek, that's for sure.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:02 AM

9. Sadly, In TN.it will not only "fly"

but the uneducated (most) citizens will probably support Kellogg citing the increased amount of workers that can be employed.
We are already a third world nation in the South and Union pay creates class envy, not the well deserved profits of the non-working, "big boys."

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 05:42 AM

8. 1985 their stock was $5 TODAY it is $62.43




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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 09:42 AM

15. Oh goodness gracious.

They're almost BROKE!!11!

Assholes.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:36 AM

10. Funny how they do that, isn't it?

The cost of living goes up and up and up through time, all the while The Corporation drives wages lower and lower and lower. You know, back when they passed those job sucking trade treaties (GATT, NAFTA, etc.), I heard what Ross Perot was saying and it seemed what they were trying to do was lower our standard of living. It's what GHWB meant by "New World Order." He and Bill Clinton forgot to tell the American People what they meant by that phrase. I wondered what the hell they meant by that term. Now we know, for sure, what they meant.

So what is this? A shot over the bow? Are we going to hear anything out of Trumpka about this?

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:02 AM

11. Rec for visibility - no more frosted flakes in this house. nt

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:13 AM

12. Adios, Kelloggs - all your cereals are dead to me!

I'll get generic rice krispies from now on.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 09:29 AM

14. So many reasons not to buy this junk...now we have one more.

Cereal prices have gone through the roof. It is expensive. And isn't that oh-so interesting when the GMO crap that these cereals are made from--has never been more plentiful. Why, we've been constantly told that GMOs increase food and crop production. If basic supply/demand applies here, then cereal prices should be falling.

They're not. The price of a box of cereal has more than doubled in the past seven years. Companies like this are just greedy bastards.

Ready-to-eat cereal is expensive, full of unhealthy GMOs, sugar and fat. Now, it appears that Kellogg's is a greedy, sociopathic company that doesn't value their workers and instead, is contributing to creating a peasant class that is desperate and easily controllable by the billionaires at the top of these companies.

I'd say there's MORE than enough reasons to stop buying this junk.

Eggs are economical and nutritious. So are bananas, peanut butter or steel-cut oats.

We don't have to eat this junk.

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Response to CoffeeCat (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 07:46 PM

17. what you said! nt

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:11 PM

16. Well, then, no more Kelloggs in my house! Thanks for posting.

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