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Kellogg’s Workers Go On Strike

A photo stolen from Facebook. I don’t know who made it. I wish I did.

I was driving to work this morning at 4:30am, when I watched a rat scuttle across Lewis Ave. I didn’t shiver. I’m not scared of rats, I just don’t like them much. Creepy little rodents.

That reminds me, Four Kellogg’s cereal manufacturing plants in the U.S. went on strike this week, representing over 1,400 workers. Their union contract expired, and the contract the company is offering creates a two-tier workforce. The newer hired workers would make $10+ an hour less than veteran workers, and they won’t get a pension.

The striking workers say it’s not just the fact that the company is trying to build a divided workforce with a two tier class system, they’ve also lost hundreds of jobs to outsourcing the last couple of years.

The Blue Collar Gospel stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters out on the picket lines in Battle Creek, MI, Lancaster, PA, Memphis, TN and Omaha, NE.

You can support them, too, by not buying any of Kellogg’s cereals, or any products of these brands, all owned by the giant, worldwide conglomerate of Kellogg’s: Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Club, Nutri-Grain, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Ready Crust, and Kashi.

Don’t be a creepy rodent, rat. Don’t cross the picket line, not even with your dollars.

Stand strong Brothers and Sisters on strike. May the ghost of Woody Guthrie sing you lullaby union hymns each night, before you rise to fight again.