Employees at a Kellogg Co. plant in Zaneville, Ohio, have voted against joining the union that led a strike against Kellogg last year.
Workers at the facility, which makes plant-based analogue meat products for Kellogg’s MorningStar Farms line, voted 141 to 82 against joining the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco, and Grain Millers International Union. The BCTGM is the union that struck Kellogg’s four U.S. RTE cereal plants last year.
Results of the mail-in vote were tabulated on Sept. 23. The vote undoubtedly comes as a relief to Kellogg, as it prepares to separate its analogue-meat business as part of a plan to break into three companies.
"Kellogg always respects employees' right to choose whether to join a union. We're glad employees in Zanesville were able to have their voices heard, and leadership will keep working directly with employees," a company spokesperson said in a statement to CPG Specialist.