by Harry Wilmerding –
The roughly 1,400 striking Kellogg’s workers ended a 10-week strike and voted in favor of a new labor contract with the cereal giant, multiple sources reported.
“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,” Anthony Shelton, the president of the workers’ union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, said in a statement. “This agreement makes gains and does not include any concessions.”
“We are pleased that we have reached an agreement that brings our cereal employees back to work,” Kellogg’s chairman and chief executive Steve Cahillane said in a press release. “We look forward to their return and continuing to produce our beloved cereal brands for our customers and consumers.”
The employees are scheduled to return to work on Dec. 27, according to the Kellogg’s press release. The new deal boosts employees’ wages and benefits while providing a defined path to legacy wages and benefits.
Kellogg’s announced Friday that it reached a tentative deal with its striking employees with a scheduled vote on the deal set for Monday.
Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a letter to Cahillane on Dec. 12 urging the company to restart negotiations with the union, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
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