Washington Democrats have remained suspiciously silent as cereal giant Kellogg moves to permanently replace 1,400 union workers who have been on strike since Oct. 5.
Newsmax reported that a representative from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers’ International Union (BCTGM) is alleging that Kellogg’s ”continues to threaten to send additional jobs to Mexico if workers do not accept outrageous proposals that take away protections that workers have had for decades” as of two months ago.
Union workers voted against the most recent labor contract offered by Kellogg’s, which would have limited workers’ mobility to move up from the company’s lower-wage level to its legacy-wage level.
”The members have spoken. The strike continues,” BCTGM President Anthony Shelton said in a statement.
”The BCTGM is grateful for the outpouring of fraternal support we received from across the labor movement for our striking members at Kellogg’s. Solidarity is critical to this fight.”
The cereal company’s executives didn’t seem willing to negate further as they made their move toward permanently replacing the union workers, some of whom are reportedly likely on foreign visas, with permanent non-union workers after the vote results came in.
”While certainly not the result we had hoped for, we must take the necessary steps to ensure business continuity,” Kellogg North America President Chris Hood said in a statement.”
House and Senate Democrats, many of whom have supported some of the most egregious socialist policies ever to be introduced in Washington, have been suspiciously silent as the almost 1,500 workers are unable to receive the contracts they demand in order to get back to work.
President Joe Biden did, however, weigh in saying on Twitter that he is ”deeply troubled” about the company’s decision to move away from the current union workers and that he would ”support legislation” to ban the practice.
It’s unclear what exactly he wishes to ban private companies from doing, however, it would seem from the inference that he could be looking to further encroach on the rights of American businesses.
The Michigan based company filed a lawsuit in October against it’s local union, complaining that the workers were blocking entrances to the plan and intimidating their replacement employees:
“We respect the right of employees to lawfully communicate their position in this matter. We sought a temporary restraining order to help ensure the safety of all individuals in the vicinity of the plant, including the picketers themselves,” company spokeswoman Kris Bahner said at the time.