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Last week, Kellogg leaders met together with the local BCTGM presidents and one executive board member from our four Ready-to-Eat Cereal plants in Battle Creek, Memphis, Omaha and Lancaster to discuss the proposed Memorandum of Agreement, how it was constructed and to reiterate the state of the business driving the urgent need for change.
We are disappointed that despite the local presidents’ indication that they understand the gravity and urgency of the business challenges we face, the meeting did not result in any confidence that a joint solution is forthcoming.
In fact, the local presidents informed the company that the only path forward was to start early negotiation of the existing Master contract, which does not expire until October.
The union stated they may be willing to meet again sooner than that, but made very clear that it would be a minimum of two months before discussions could begin. They also stated that once those negotiations begin, we should be prepared to accept far fewer changes than those laid out in the existing MOA, the terms of which we regard as necessary to help stabilize the business.
We are – as we always have been – willing to discuss the existing contract with the union. We are available now and any time in the near future.
In the meantime, the urgency to address our business challenges remains and we have no choice but to also move forward with alternate methods of removing excess capacity and cost from the network.
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An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), in Memphis ruled late Thursday in favor of Kellogg Company, concluding that the lockout there is lawful and that our proposals are appropriate for supplemental – or local – negotiations. Read More.
The union and Kellogg met to negotiate Tuesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 24. Read More.
To be announced.
To be announced.
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Trevor Bidelman, President, Local 3G
Local 3G Union Hall
1006 N. Raymond Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49014
John Dredla, President, Local 50G
BCTGM Local 50-G
8984 J St 100
Omaha, NE 68127
Rodney Brown, President, Local 374G
3543 Marietta Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17601
Kevin Bradshaw, President, Local 252G
3035 Directors Row 1310
Memphis, TN 38131