Dec 14, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Bernie Sanders to rally with striking Kellogg workers

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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.

Driving the news: Last week, Kellogg announced that it planned to permanently replace the employees on strike after workers rejected a five-year tentative agreement that included 3% pay raises.

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.

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.
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