Kellogg’s reaches agreement with striking workers

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OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – According to Kelloggs, a new five-year agreement was reached following the 11 weeks of protests on behalf of employees seeking better working conditions and wages.

Over the weekend, about 1,400 members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union voted on the new offer that includes cost-of-living adjustments and a $1.10 per hour raise for all employees.

Earlier this month, an overwhelming majority of workers voted down a five-year offer that would have provided 3% raises and cost of living adjustments in the later years of the deal to most but not all employees.

The new contract covers all union-represented employees, all of whom are welcome back to work.

Highlights of the new five-year collective bargaining agreement:
  • No takeaways; No concessions
  • No permanent two-tier system
  • A clear path to regular full-time employment
  • Plant closing moratorium: No plant shutdowns through October 2026
  • A significant increase in the pension multiplier
  • Maintenance of cost of living raises

“We are pleased that we have reached an agreement that brings our cereal employees back to work,” said Steve CahillaneChairman and CEO. “We look forward to their return and continuing to produce our beloved cereal brands for our customers and consumers.”

The agreement furthers employees’ leading wages and benefits, with immediate, across-the-board wage increases and enhanced benefits for all, including COLA starting in the first year.  It also provides an accelerated, defined path to legacy wages and benefits for transitional employees, among other items.

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