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(Memphis Commercial Appeal)   Kellogg's strikers hold the picket line. Refuse to leave newer workers behind. Solidarity   (commercialappeal.com) divider line
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2021-12-07 10:10:03 PM  
Oh Snap! (crakle pop!) It's (captain) Crunch time! Workers refuse to Flake out. (too tired to do more. Someone else continue...)
 
2021-12-07 11:32:58 PM  
Theeeey're ... GREAT!
 
2021-12-07 11:42:13 PM  
I know that Solidarity was the change used by Hoffa because of the movie The Irishman.

/Csb
 
2021-12-07 11:48:31 PM  

king of vegas: I know that Solidarity was the change used by Hoffa because of the movie The Irishman.

/Csb


I remember binge-watching season one of The Irishman on Netflix.  When is season two coming out?
 
2021-12-08 12:06:47 AM  
Snappy asides, uh, aside, it looks like Kellogg is going to replace the union workers:

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/07/1062240467/kellogg-to-hire-replacements-for-striking-workers-who-rejected-a-proposed-contra

They are going to hire at the demanded rates of the union, so I don't see how this is a win for the union. Because those people just lost their jobs.
 
2021-12-08 1:17:31 AM  

Lsherm: Snappy asides, uh, aside, it looks like Kellogg is going to replace the union workers:

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/07/1062240467/kellogg-to-hire-replacements-for-striking-workers-who-rejected-a-proposed-contra

They are going to hire at the demanded rates of the union, so I don't see how this is a win for the union. Because those people just lost their jobs.


That assumes that the workers are easily replaceable.

"Interest in the (permanent replacement) roles has been strong at all four plants, as expected. We expect some of the new hires to start with the company very soon,"

OOOH.. Strong "interest".
 
2021-12-08 1:26:09 AM  
Guys, you're taking a pennies product and using machines to turn it into dollars. I could get a seniority based system, as the new guy won't be as productive as the guy who has been there a few years, but a cut tier where new guys will never be as well off as the old guys is asking for resentment and retention problems. It costs real money to train up new guys who learn they're never going to break a ceiling and leave.
 
2021-12-08 2:48:58 AM  
Keep in mind subby, the senior most workers are the ones who always vote against closing the gap in pay between the top and the bottom, voted to create the tier system in the first place and constantly vote to keep their benifits and retirement pensions as high as possible while gutting the system for everyone who follows


So good on you for telling the boomers they are doig acceptable behavior. Because they really are not doing anything thats fair for anyone but their wallet
 
2021-12-08 3:55:23 AM  
Have Biden nationalize Kelloggs.

Problem solved.
 
2021-12-08 4:32:26 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: Have Biden nationalize Kelloggs.

Problem solved.


Sounds like a good start.
 
2021-12-08 7:38:02 AM  
Another example of well-paid union leadership willing to sellout the rank-and-file.
 
2021-12-08 8:18:22 AM  
Old neighbor of mine crossed the picket line when Hormel was on strike in '85 because in doing so he was able to afford his "dream car" , a Ford Thunderbird.
 
2021-12-08 9:12:07 AM  
scabs go to hell
 
2021-12-08 9:26:19 AM  

TomDooley: Lsherm: Snappy asides, uh, aside, it looks like Kellogg is going to replace the union workers:

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/07/1062240467/kellogg-to-hire-replacements-for-striking-workers-who-rejected-a-proposed-contra

They are going to hire at the demanded rates of the union, so I don't see how this is a win for the union. Because those people just lost their jobs.

That assumes that the workers are easily replaceable.

"Interest in the (permanent replacement) roles has been strong at all four plants, as expected. We expect some of the new hires to start with the company very soon,"

OOOH.. Strong "interest".


I assume they will bring in prison labor
 
2021-12-08 11:01:24 AM  
I was in my 60s before I realized that my Dad had been a scab. The factory workers of his company went on strike so the company dragooned their sales force to go up to Michigan to work the assembly line. If it ever bothered him, he never said so. I do remember there was a pic of some of the cars trying to drive through the picket line. But I only saw that once.
 
2021-12-08 11:10:45 AM  
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2021-12-08 11:47:31 AM  
And Kellogg's goes on my 'nope' list alongside Nestle.
 
2021-12-08 3:48:20 PM  

Ringshadow: And Kellogg's goes on my 'nope' list alongside Nestle.


Which, it occurred to me to check, includes Pringles, Keebler, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Morningstar Farms, and more.

I guess this'll help me eat less processed food...
 
2021-12-08 4:48:53 PM  

Anoria: Ringshadow: And Kellogg's goes on my 'nope' list alongside Nestle.

Which, it occurred to me to check, includes Pringles, Keebler, Eggo, Pop-Tarts, Morningstar Farms, and more.

I guess this'll help me eat less processed food...


It's (past) time to start boycotting these companies, count me in.  Kelloggs has a "contact us" that you can use to register your displeasure at their shiatty labor practices as well.
 
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