Last night at dusk, outside the Memphis, Tenn. Kellogg cereal plant, hundreds of locked out BCTGM Local 252G members were joined by members of the community in a prayer vigil
Led in prayer by Minister Rev. Keith Norman of First Baptist Church, workers reiterated the message to Kellogg: we want to get back to work. More than 200 BCTGM workers have been locked out since October 22 when the contract expired and management locked the doors.
“We just want to send the message we want to work and if you want to bargain in good faith, you’ll do that by allowing us to work and work under our old local contract until we can reach some type of agreement,” said Local 252G President Kevin Bradshaw.
“This is not a strike, this is a lock out, and everybody needs to understand there is a big difference in a strike and a lockout,” added Local 252G member Earl Early. “The company locked us out.”