Bernie Sanders to rally with striking Kellogg workers
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will travel to Battle Creek, Michigan on Friday to rally with striking Kellogg Company workers after the company said it would replace workers who rejected a tentative settlement.
Catch up quick: Nearly 1,400 Kellogg workers at plants in Michigan, Nebraska, Tennessee and Pennsylvania went on strike starting Oct. 5 to seek a "fair contract" for workers.
- Kellogg plants haven't operated at full capacity due to the strikes.
- On Friday, President Biden said that he was "deeply troubled" by Kellog's decision to replace workers.
- "Permanently replacing striking workers is an existential attack on the union and its members’ jobs and livelihoods," Biden said.
What he's saying: "Kellogg's workers made the company BILLIONS during a pandemic by working 12-hour shifts, some for more than 100 days in a row," Sanders tweeted Tuesday.
- "But Kellogg's is now choosing corporate greed over the workers they once called 'heroes.' On Friday, I’m going to Michigan to stand with the workers," Sanders added.