BATTLE CREEK, MI – On day 30 of the Kellogg Strike in which 1,400 BCTGM members across four states are taking part, the Kellogg Company released their Q3 Profit Report showing adjusted earnings for this quarter up 19.8% per share from the same period last year and a third quarter increase of 9% in operating profits totaling $447,000,000. Kellogg’s profits help set a net worth now over $21 billion dollars as the company continues threats to ship local Battle Creek jobs to Mexico.
“Despite the company seeing huge profits year after year, Kellogg employees struggle to maintain their livelihoods. Kellogg continues to threaten to put profit over people time and time again and BCTGM Local 3G members will not stand for it,” said Trevor BIDELMAN, President of BCTGM Local 3G in Battle Creek. “Our members are the ones who put their lives on the line through the pandemic to ensure Kellogg products made it to grocery stores across the country and our strike will continue until we reach a fair contract.”
“Kellogg says they ‘uphold their founder’s dedication to people and their wellbeing’ and it’s time for them to prove it,” said Ron BIEBER, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “We continue our support for striking BCTGM members in Battle Creek, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee and call on Kellogg to come to the negotiating table and prove their dedication to the wellbeing of their own workforce by giving them a fair contract.”
1,400 BCTGM members in Battle Creek, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee have been on strike since October 5th. The Michigan AFL-CIO and all of its members stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in their fight for a new contract.
Additional information on the Kellogg Strike can be found at https://miaflcio.org/kelloggs