Archive: February, 2014

NFL Players Association Throws its Support Behind Locked Out Kellogg Workers

Posted by BCTGM - February 20, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Solidarity NFLPA Letter to Kellogg

The NFL PLayers Association today sent a letter to Kellogg CEO John Bryant backing up the locked out workers in Memphis. “The NFLPA is well aware of the impact on workers and their families when an employer locks out its workers,” writes DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFLPA (NFL Players Association). “The NFLPA calls […]

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Congresswoman Betty McCollum Urges Kellogg to Respect the Hard Work of its Employees

Posted by BCTGM - February 19, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout Congresswoman Betty McCollum Letter to John Bryant

Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum wrote to Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant on February 19 asking him to “please honor the legacy of the company by ending this lockout and seeking a mutually agreeable resolution of this dispute that respects the hard work of employees.” “The Kellogg plan to convert full-time jobs to a casual or part-time […]

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FOX Memphis: South Memphis Kellogg’s lockout drags into fourth month

Posted by BCTGM - February 18, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout

SOUTH MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – Standing up for future employees, a labor dispute between hundreds of Kellogg’s workers in Memphis drags on into its fourth month. There are two sticking points on their contract and workers say they refuse to back down. Even though, at the low end workers make around $28 an hour, they […]

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Leading Members of the United States Congress Urge Kellogg to End Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - February 6, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout Leading Members of the United States Congress Urge Kellogg to End Lockout

The continued inaction by the Kellogg Company on the lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn. cereal plant has drawn the attention of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).  The Congressional Progressive Caucus consists of 75 members of the U.S. House of Representatives from around the country, and is the largest caucus within […]

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PRESS RELEASE: New Community Action Coalition formed in Memphis

Posted by BCTGM - February 4, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Press

After weeks of discussion and preparation, a community wide social justice organization comprised of a wide cross section of area and national organizations has been formally announced in Memphis. The community coalition known as The Coalition for the Organizational Protection of People and Equal Rights (COPPER) was formally launched at a meeting last week in […]

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