Carroll talks with Ron Baker and Kevin Bradshaw, from the Memphis Bakery Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). They discuss Kellogg's Memphis Production Facility's lockout of 226 employees over their proposed
two-tier employee system, and its fairness on future employee wages, hours, healthcare, and other compensation. Employees have been locked out since October 22, 2013. They tell us the company's only loyalty is to profits and their bottom line, no matter what it does to the community and the workers.
Eric Gill, representative for Hawaii's Unite Here! Local 5 union, joins in to discuss workers, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's message, and civil rights. Eric Gill and the other guests say thas Kellogg, and other large companies, are attempting to take millions of dollars from the community by their actions. Kellogg is basically attacking the community by taking tax breaks as well as hard-earned benefits from the workers. This practice not only affects one company's workers, it affects the entire community. Eric Gill expresses solidarity with Memphis and illustrates how the same thing is happening in Hawaii. We, as a people, and as an industrial nation, have lost sight of what is important.
For more information about the Memphis Lockout, visit website: www.bctgm.org
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