Following Rejection of Tentative Agreement, Tennessee's Labor Movement Continues to Stand With Striking Kellogg's Workers
Following the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union's announcement that its members rejected the tentative agreement reached with Kellogg's last week, Tennessee AFL-CIO President Billy Dycus issued the following statement.
"Tennessee's labor movement continues to stand in steadfast solidarity with our BCTGM Local 252G family in Memphis and all of the union's members who are affected by the Kellogg's strike in Nebraska, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. These past two months have been a difficult time for these workers and their families, but we are incredibly inspired by the powerful energy that we saw firsthand on the picket line in Memphis. These hard-working employees deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness on the job. The Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council and its 60,000-plus members continue to be ready and willing to assist as needed for the duration of the strike. In the poignant words of our Memphis labor family: 'One day longer, one day stronger.'"