|More than 200 hardworking members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and GrainMillers (BCTGM) International Union in Memphis have been locked out by global cereal-maker Kellogg in an attempt to force union acceptance of a plan to radically increase the use of “casual workers.”|
More than 200 hardworking members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union in Memphis need your help.
On October 22, 2013, global cereal and snack maker, Kellogg, locked the men and women out in an attempt to force union acceptance of a plan to radically increase the use of “casual workers.” Under the new plan, all newly-employed workers would be employed as “casuals” with no guaranteed hours at significantly lower pay and benefits. Kellogg calls this “The New Workforce of the Future”. The company gave its workers an ultimatum: agree to these proposals or be locked out.
The Memphis BCTGM workers are battling for the future of the next generation of Kellogg’s workers and for the defense of negotiated standards against the expansion of disposable jobs.
Show your support for our fellow union brothers and sisters by signing a petition telling Kellogg to lift the lockout, drop the demand for “casual labor” and negotiate a fair contract. The petition is available here.
For more information, visit the BCTGM website at www.bctgm.org.