“There are some upon this earth of yours,” returned the Spirit, “who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all out kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.” — Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
As the children of locked out members of BCTGM Local 252G collected the generous gifts from Kellogg workers from Omaha, Neb., the air of the Memphis union hall was filled with joy and hope. Hope that in this season of generosity and goodwill, the corporate giant Kellogg would find it hard to keep workers in Memphis locked out of their jobs and unable to provide for their families.
That is why more than 100 children of locked out union members delivered letters addressed to Kellogg CEO John Bryant to the Local 252G union hall. Most were handwritten and accompanied by a photo of the sender, while every letter was signed personally. (Click here to watch coverage of this event from ABC 24 Memphis)