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Kellogg's Labor Dispute: Towards a Grain Shortage?

Kellogg’s Labor Dispute: Towards a Grain Shortage?

A strike by 1,400 American Kellogg workers at four plants across the country could have a domino effect as far as Quebec, where the risk of a grain shortage is very real if the conflict continues.

Chris Bahner, a Kellogg spokesperson said when Newspaper They wanted to know if the strikes risked causing a grain shortage yet.

While the strike affects American workers in multinational Michigan, Kellogg does not rule out that such a situation could arise, even if she says she is doing everything to prevent it from happening.

“We are implementing contingency plans to mitigate supply disruptions, including using salaried employees and third-party resources to produce food,” Chris Bahner continued.

On Tuesday, the International Confederation of Bakeries, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Workers (BCTGM) supported the affected workers, who have worked hard during the pandemic to produce cereal.

“Kellogg’s response to these dedicated and hardworking employees has been to ask these workers to forgo quality health care, retirement benefits and paid time off,” the union said.

“The company continues to threaten to send more jobs to Mexico if workers do not accept the outrageous proposals that repeal the protections workers have enjoyed for decades,” the union said.

Workers at the Battle Creek, Omaha, Lancaster, and Memphis factories produce Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran, Fruit Lubes, Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, and more.

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