Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Kellogg to permanently replace striking workers as union rejects new contract


KILZ FILLZ
 Share

Recommended Posts

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/kellogg-permanently-replace-striking-workers-union-rejects-new-contract-2021-12-07/
 

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Kellogg Co (K.N) said on Tuesday a majority of its U.S. cereal plant workers have voted against a new five-year contract, forcing it to hire permanent replacements as employees extend a strike that started more than two months ago.

 

Temporary replacements have already been working at its cereal plants in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee where 1,400 union members went on strike on Oct. 5 as their contracts expired and talks over payment and benefits stalled.

 

"While certainly not the result we had hoped for, we must take the necessary steps to ensure business continuity," Kellogg said in a statement.

 

The company said "unrealistic expectations" created by the union meant none of its six offers, including the last one that proposed wage increases and allowed all transitional employees with four or more years of service to move to legacy positions, came to fruition.

 

Union members have said the proposed two-tier system, in which transitional employees get lesser pay and benefits compared to longer tenured workers would take power away from union by removing the cap on how many lower tier employees it could have.

 

"They have made a 'clear path' - but while it is clear - it is too long and not fair to many," Jeffrey Jens, a union member, said.

 

Several politicians including Democratic senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have voiced their support for the union, while many customers have said they are boycotting Kellogg's products.

 

Kellogg is one of the several major U.S. firms that has faced worker strikes in the recent past as the labor market tightens. The company has also warned of a hit to profit from the strike, but was yet to quantify it.

 

Last month, farm equipment maker Deere & Co (DE.N) reached an agreement with striking workers. read more

 

 

***
 

if you wish to boycott, here is a list of their brands:

 

https://www.kelloggcompany.com/en_US/brandportfolio.html

 

shouldn’t be too hard unless you have kids in the house. I bet a lot of us don’t buy these products anyway. 

  • Props 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This forum is supported by the 12ozProphet Shop, so go buy a shirt and help support!
This forum is brought to you by the 12ozProphet Shop.
This forum is brought to you by the 12oz Shop.

I was a 15 year member of Local Union #3 (NYC chapter of I.B.E.W.) up until recently. Seen a lot of Union action in NYC where we basically ran everything worth running, every big job. Hard to believe but actually started out a super pro-union democrat lefty myself up until 2015 when I started studying Austrian economic related audiobooks, ironically while at work.

 

The last non-union shop I was in before I got in did this same exact thing, it's actually very common. Strikes are an "all or nothing" game of chicken. Years before I worked there, during a strike, the shop just decided to close negotiations. It had put the managers in the field temporarily to hold over, and hired in as many non-union scabs as possible. The supply of scabs was near limitless. After everyone on strike figured out it was over, half of them dropped the union and went back there to work themselves and I knew a few of these people.

 

In the end, I see the same thing happening here at Kellog's. As long as there is still a demand for their goods out there, and there are people locally that consider a job there their best option, they will be able to continue at a somewhat lesser capacity temporarily before trudging on. There will for sure be people who cross the picket line, and scab back in during the next few months if the headline of this thread is true.

 

I'd actually be happier if they stopped existing as a company permanently but for different reasons. Eating a bite of Kellog's is like micro-dosing industrial poisons. Anyone who's eating that processed shit probably isn't going to change their eating habits over labor issues that don't directly effect themselves, and continue to slowly poison themselves to death. I fully endorse boycotting them, but mostly for this reason.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

union called their bluff. 
 

 

 

https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/11-week-kelloggs-strike-end-after-multi-year-agreement-reached/25R67UQLN5FKDEKUQHDLZDWS2E/
 

The 11-week strike at Kellogg’s has come to an end after workers approved a contract with the company.
 

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union president Anthony Shelton said the contract makes gains for the 1,400 union workers and has no concessions.

 

The five-year agreement has wage increases and cost-of-living adjustments the first year, in addition to the expansion of health care and retirement, the Post reported.

 

  • Like 2
  • Props 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's wild.  If it were my company, I would have stuck to my guns and if the "local area" workers decided they wanted to stop doing my plumbing and electricity work out of spite (paying jobs I might point out) then I would pick up my business and move to a place where people enjoy working for what they have rather than demanding pay on contract jobs.

 

I think unions are stupid and I don't care about the "benefits" they provide.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've got benefits without being in a union.  If your life requires benefits and your profession doesn't provide them, then it's time to take personal responsibility and go out to get what you need.  It's an opportunity for self improvement.

 

This union trash seems like a bunch of whiners that want to get paid to not work.  I saw how union workers worked on aircraft at Lockheed Martin when I was employed there.  Fat lazy tards.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Dirty_habiT said:

then I would pick up my business and move to a place where people enjoy working for what they have rather than demanding pay on contract jobs.

 

 

That a boy, ship the jobs overseas instead of treating your countrymen fairly, like a true Capitalist. 
 

America First, unless we gotta pay them, then Company First, and fuck Americans. 

  • Truth 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Reducing the cost of goods and services consumed domestically helps more people overall. Especially in this case, where a factory is producing the type of poor quality food that poor people tend to consume. The monopoly that's created by protectionism is just taking money (unfairly) from one group of poor people, and giving to another.

 

It's much less beneficial in the big picture to force the majority in any market, to pay monopoly pricing on goods & services, even if it  can benefit a small minority workers in that market.

 

If you're artificially creating a monopoly, you might as well just tax every poor person that eats that garbage directly, and fork the money over directly to the Corporation that can now charge monopoly pricing because of their unfair advantage. Government schooling worked, and has produced economically illiterate voters in both major parties that think protectionist policy is "helping" Americans.

 

 

Edited by Mercer
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:

 

 

That a boy, ship the jobs overseas instead of treating your countrymen fairly, like a true Capitalist. 
 

America First, unless we gotta pay them, then Company First, and fuck Americans. 


fuck China. You're kind of a moron if you think I care about anyone else except patriotic Americans. 
 

if you're one of these progressive America freedom haters I know you're a faggot. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:

 

 

That a boy, ship the jobs overseas instead of treating your countrymen fairly, like a true Capitalist. 
 

America First, unless we gotta pay them, then Company First, and fuck Americans. 


you obviously do not understand how cucked you are up In Boston. Same kind of cucking as ny nj and ca. I wouldn't own or run a business in any of those freedom hating states. 
 

Not sure how you assumed this meant move to another country. I just don't agree with unions at all. 
 

is this more if you're not stating your own position but attempting yo erroneously discredit mine. 
 

Good game. You're confused. 

Edited by Dirty_habiT
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Mercer said:

Reducing the cost of goods and services consumed domestically helps more people overall. Especially in this case, where a factory is producing the type of poor quality food that poor people tend to consume. The monopoly that's created by protectionism is just taking money (unfairly) from one group of poor people, and giving to another.

 

It's much less beneficial in the big picture to force the majority in any market, to pay monopoly pricing on goods & services, even if it  can benefit a small minority workers in that market.

 

If you're artificially creating a monopoly, you might as well just tax every poor person that eats that garbage directly, and fork the money over directly to the Corporation that can now charge monopoly pricing because of their unfair advantage. Government schooling worked, and has produced economically illiterate voters in both major parties that think protectionist policy is "helping" Americans.


Poor people buy the cheaper store brand. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 hours ago, Dirty_habiT said:

is this more if you're not stating your own position but attempting yo erroneously discredit mine. 
 

Good game. You're confused.


I’m not confused about anything. I think my positions are pretty evident. I believe in better rights for the workers who are the backbone of these companies.


Y’all just seem like you’re getting real bent out of shape lately because i’m challenging you to think about what you’re saying instead of simply falling in line wherever your adopted political ideology tells you to. You can’t attack a specific checked political box when you come at me so you start name calling, telling me i don't understand, ect, ect, whatever, whatever..

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:


Poor people buy the cheaper store brand. 

 

 

 

I beg to differ. Poor people aren't that concerned with making sound financial decisions (obviously).

 

You'll never find a Kellogg's product in a high end grocery, but the Pop Tarts™ rack is always booming in a project bodega. 

  • Truth 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:


Poor people buy the cheaper store brand. 


racist against poor people. Wow. So people that don't make a lot of income don't have high standards. I get it. 
 

this is like how the left said black peoples couldn't get drivers licenses lol. No no that wasn't racist to say that. Lol. 
 

you should just admit you're a hardcore leftist. Stop trying to pretend like you're some run it up the middle government hating centrist. You love handouts and you may have very likely been using them heavily since your wreck. 
 

I think it is you that buys store brand. I know I do. Some of the things my local store makes are much higher quality than the bigger chain brands can offer. 
 

pew pew. Shot all kinds of holes in your dumb argument. Next. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i urge you guys to look into kelloggs' financial reports from this year before having sympathy for them and then shitting on people who recognize yet another round of cynical corporate belt-tightening and stand up against it.

 

will they outsource to mexico? probably! like tons of other businesses that couldn't care less about americans. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 12/23/2021 at 9:37 AM, Dirty_habiT said:


racist against poor people. Wow. So people that don't make a lot of income don't have high standards. I get it. 

 

1.) It’s classist to discriminate against people of different incomes, not racist. 
 

2.) i never said that

 

On 12/23/2021 at 9:37 AM, Dirty_habiT said:

this is like how the left said black peoples couldn't get drivers licenses lol. No no that wasn't racist to say that. Lol. 


I honestly have no idea what this is about. 

 

On 12/23/2021 at 9:37 AM, Dirty_habiT said:

you should just admit you're a hardcore leftist. Stop trying to pretend like you're some run it up the middle government hating centrist. You love handouts and you may have very likely been using them heavily since your wreck. 

 

1.) How am i pretending i’m a centrist? How many times do i have to tell you that i subscribe to no political ideology or theory before you get it? 
 

I like ideas, and concepts. I have no interest in slapping a label on myself because you’re uncomfortable with it. Mark me down on your white board in the leftists column if it makes you feel better. In the Presidential elections that i’ve voted in, i voted for Libertarian candidates, by the way. 
 

2.) Suck my whole ass about living off of handouts, haha. I’ve worked and made money since i was 10 years old and legally since i was 14. I’ve always paid my own way, and make my own money.
 

 

On 12/23/2021 at 9:37 AM, Dirty_habiT said:

I think it is you that buys store brand.

 

Names mean nothing to me. I like what i like and buy it accordingly based on nutritional value, financial value, and taste. But ya, my parents often bought store brand shit when i was growing up, because it saved them money they didn’t have, no matter how small the savings were.  
 

So to swing back around to accusation of “racist” comments, i made that statement (half jokingly by the way because y’all are increasingly ridiculous) from my own experiences and people i knew.


pew pew, or whatever. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 12/23/2021 at 9:07 AM, Mercer said:

I beg to differ. Poor people aren't that concerned with making sound financial decisions (obviously).


No qualms with this racist (classist) statement though @Dirty_habiT?

 

I also beg to differ. I know many people who grew up poor and decided they didn’t want to continue the cycle. They worked hard, saved money, made some better choices, and got out of their environments.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

13 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:

racist

 

I'm not asserting poor financial decisions correlate with race, I'm asserting they correlate with financial status. By bringing race into it, you're the one implying it.

 

13 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:

classist

 

Granted, denying that financial literacy correlates with financial status is punching upward, but it's still a classist statement by definition.

 

Worse yet, it's factually incorrect.

 

 

12 hours ago, abrasivesaint said:

and got out of their environments.

 

Proves my point.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...