In the true holiday spirit of giving, Kellogg workers from Locals 50G in Omaha, Neb. and 3G in Battle Creek, Mich. are in Memphis this week delivering holiday cheer to the children and families of locked out Local 252G members.
Yesterday, after an 11 hour drive from Omaha, Local 50G members personally distributed gift cards to more than 100 children of Local 252G members. Today, union members from Battle Creek arrive prepared to give out additional holiday gifts and cheer to the families of their locked out brothers and sisters. Both locals purchased the gifts for the Local 252G children using generous donations from their fellow Kellogg workers.
Additionally, each child composed a hand written letter to Kellogg CEO John Bryant telling him about his/her parent and how the lockout has affected their family. Each letter is accompanied by a photo of the sender.
Locked out worker Leigh Sauceda Hawkins, whose 14 year old daughter Lexi came to the union hall to deliver her letter to CEO Bryant stated, “Thank you to Omaha for the support, love, and gift. She smiled BIG when she walked in with her dad to show me what y’all did. Thank you isn’t enough, we do appreciate you all and are so grateful.” wrote Hawkins on the Local’s face book page.