Kellogg to replace more than 1K workers as strikes continue

The company says it plans to start hiring permanent replacements for its more than 1,400 workers who have been on strike since October.
1:12 | 12/08/21

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Transcript for Kellogg to replace more than 1K workers as strikes continue
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Now to the strike at Kellogg's, entering its third month. And Kellogg's is now replacing more than 1,000 workers after the union rejected the latest offer from cereal giant. Alex Perez has the details. Good morning, Alex. ALEX PEREZ: Hey, good morning, George. The 1,400 workers have been on strike since October. And since a deal has not been reached, Kellogg says it's moving forward with plans to find permanent replacements for those workers. Now the striking employees have rejected a five-year contract offer, which would have provided 3% raises and maintained current health care benefits. At Kellogg's four plants in Michigan, in Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, the union employees who turned down the deal say they won't return to work until Kellogg's stops a two-tiered system of wages, which gives newer workers less pay and fewer benefits. In a statement the president of Kellogg North America says, "We must take the necessary steps to ensure business continuity. We have an obligation to our customers and consumers to continue to provide the cereals that they know and love." And in another twist here, labor experts say they don't believe Kellogg will be able to find the number of people it needs to replace those workers. So all of this is far from over. TJ? GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: All right, Alex. Thank you so much.

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