The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has joined the growing number of national and international organizations urging the Kellogg Company to end its four-month old lockout of more than 220 BCTGM Local 252G members at its Memphis, Tenn. plant.
In the letter to Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant, CBC Chair Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio), writes:
“Many of the affected workers are second and third generation employees from predominately minority communities, averaging more than 20 years of service to Kellogg. Locking employees out, cutting off their health insurance, denying them payment of earned vacation, and subjecting them to months without income are not actions the CBC believes are reflective of the Kellogg company’s vision and purpose.”
The CBC urged Kellogg to “immediately end the lockout that is inflicting pain on your workforce, their families and the entire Memphis community.”
“We encourage you to work with the BCTGM Local 252G, AFL-CIO to find a mutually agreeable solution that will keep your production facility functional and ensure your employees have the ability to provide for themselves and their families.”