Kellogg’s Workers End Strike, Vote Yes On New Contract

The Kellogg’s strike is over. Workers said yes to a deal that cost of living adjustments, raises, and an expansion medical and retirement benefits.

The Washington Post reports:

“Unionized Kellogg’s workers in four states have approved a new five-year contract, ending one of the longest-running strikes of 2021.

A spokesperson for the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union said Tuesday morning that the union had voted to accept a collective bargaining agreement announced last week.

‘Our striking members at Kellogg’s ready-to-eat cereal production facilities courageously stood their ground and sacrificed so much in order to achieve a fair contract. This agreement makes gains and does not include any concessions,’ union president Anthony Shelton said in a statement.

Voting took place over the weekend and through Monday on the company’s new offer — one of at least seven it cobbled together. The new five-year contract includes across-the-board wage increases and cost-of-living adjustments in year one, according to a company statement. It also expands health care and retirement benefits.

The offer came after entreaties from policymakers to return to the bargaining table, as well as criticism from President Biden and other prominent lawmakers after Kellogg’s said it would find permanent replacements for the 1,400 cereal factory workers in Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Tennessee who went on strike Oct. 5.”

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