Kellogg Company, the $14 billion global snack food giant, has embarked on a perilous path that threatens the very principles and values that its founder W.K. Kellogg envisioned a century ago. Under the guise of yet another restructuring program and led by its CEO, John Bryant, Kellogg is closing factories, cutting production lines, locking out workers, taking uncompromising and unreasonable stands at collective bargaining tables throughout the world and is even turning its back on its hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan.
While Bryant gets a pay raise to $8 million and investors get rich with increasing dividend payments and share buybacks, thousands of other Kellogg employees and the communities they live in are left devastated and angry. For a company that prides itself on community involvement and participation in philanthropic causes, recent actions by Kellogg makes it clear that the company is not the beacon of corporate or social responsibility it claims to be.
Use this form to email Kellogg executives telling them to restore the values and principles the company was founded upon.
UPDATE March 27, 2013:
U.S. GOVERNMENT CHARGES KELLOGG WITH SERIOUS VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW
The U.S. government has charged the Kellogg Company with multiple and serious violations of federal law stemming from the October 22, 2013 lockout of more than 220 workers at the Memphis cereal production facility.
In filing a Complaint against Kellogg based on charges filed by Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 252G, the local representing the locked out members, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – the official charged with prosecuting employers for violating the National Labor Relations Act – determined that the company’s conduct in the supplemental contract negotiations in Memphis that led to the lockout was in clear violation of the federal law governing labor and management relations in the U.S…