Union Trying to Organize Kellogg Plant

July 26, 2022
A union has issued formal notification of its intent to organize a Kellogg plant in Zanesville, Ohio.

A union has issued formal notification of its intent to organize a Kellogg plant in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco, and Grain Millers International notified the National Labor Relations Board of its desire to organize the plant, which has almost 300 workers and produces the Morningstar line of plant-based meat analogue products. A BCTGM representative told Bloomberg that more than half the workers are “signed up” and the union intends to hold an election as soon as possible.

BCTGM is the union that struck four Kellogg cereal plants last year. The decision to try organizing Zanesville comes after Kellogg made the decision to split into three units, one of them analogue meats.

The union spokesperson said employees at the plant complained of being overworked and of mandatory overtime and high health insurance premiums, adding that the workers reached out to the union. The next step will be a hearing Aug. 9 to determine whether the election will be held in person or by mail.

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