CBC Calls on Kellogg to End Memphis Lockout


The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) is urging the Kellogg Co. to “immediately end” its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, TN, plant.

Click here to read the letter to Kellogg CEO John Bryant.

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 252G members were locked out by the company in October 2013 and replaced with part-time employees. They’ve been walking the picket line ever since.

U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), the CBC Chair, urged Bryant to find a “mutually agreeable solution” with the locked-out workers.

“Many of the affected workers are second and third generation employees from predominately minority communities, averaging more than 20 years of service to Kellogg,” wrote Fudge. “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.”

Click here to read the full text of the letter.