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Striking Kellogg cereal workers reject tentative agreement for new 5-year contract
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The Kellogg Co. announced Tuesday that 1,400 striking cereal workers have rejected the company’s tentative agreement for a new five-year contract.
The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) said its members "overwhelmingly voted to reject the tentative agreement" Sunday, more than three months after employees went on strike.
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The vote came after the two sides held more than a dozen failed negotiation sessions this year to try and resolve an assortment of pay and benefits issues — such as holiday and vacation pay, loss of premium health care and reduced retirement benefits.
"We are disappointed that the tentative agreement for a master contract over our four U.S. cereal plants was not ratified by employees," Kellogg’s said.