Category: Jobs

What Happens When We Raise The Minimum Wage?

Posted by BCTGM - October 21, 2014 - Election, Jobs, Wages MinWageMinn14

FACT: In January 2014, 13 states raised their minimum wage; since then these states added more jobs and have lower unemployment rates than the 36 states that did not raise the minimum wage. FACT: The U.S. Government could save $7 billion dollars if companies just paid employees a higher minimum wage.* FACT: Federal minimum wage is $7.25 – and some states actually have [...]

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Federal Judge Orders Kellogg to End Memphis Lockout; Immediately Return Workers to Jobs

Posted by BCTGM - July 31, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Labor News, Local Union News, National Labor Relations Memphis Kellogg Workers

A federal judge yesterday granted an injunction ordering the Kellogg Company to end its lockout of 226  BCTGM Local 252G members—at its Memphis cereal plant and reinstate them to their jobs within five days. Judge Samuel H. Mays, of the Western District of Tennessee, also ordered Kellogg to bargain with the union in good faith; offer [...]

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(VIDEO) Kellogg Greed: The Destruction of Middle Class Jobs around the World

Posted by BCTGM - March 18, 2014 - BCTGM-Made, Corporate Greed, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout, Local Union News, Solidarity, Video

A series of videos were launched today to tell the story of the actions Kellogg is taking against its workers around the globe. While the CEO of The Kellogg Company, John Bryant, gets a pay raise of $8 million and investors get rich with increasing dividend payments and share buybacks, thousands of Kellogg employees and [...]

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U.S. Senators Call on Kellogg to End Memphis Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - March 7, 2014 - Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout US Senators Letter to Kelloggs

Five powerful and highly-respected United States Senators have asked the Kellogg Company to “act swiftly to find a fair agreement” and end its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn. cereal production facility. In a March 6 letter to Kellogg CEO John Bryant, Senators Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Robert Casey, Jr. [...]

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The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Writes to Kellogg CEO John Bryant Urging Him to End the Lockout

Posted by BCTGM - March 4, 2014 - Corporate Greed, Jobs, Kellogg's Lockout CBC Letter to Kellogg Company

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 [...]

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