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Post date: 10/27/2013 - 00:26

Kelloggs In Tennessee USA

I know this isn't beer but this is relevant. The governors of the southern states are luring businesses to the states with promises of a low wage with next to no benefits and no unions or at least unions with very little power. The south is full of "right to work states" This is a plan being carried out with the help of the Republican party in the USA that is a direct attack on unions and giving workers the ability to be represented by a union but not pay for it and pick and chose when they wish representation. This is very bad. Truth be known this bunch of senators were responsible for the huge concessions that the Auto unions had to succumb to in order for the big three car company's to get there rescue payments.There are cases documented of new auto workers in Detroit that are legally collecting food stamps. Just look at the story's coming from Detroit. The fact that they went bankrupt with no bail out but the auto company's received one is glaring proof of how powerful this group is. The story below is frightening.

I know this isn't beer but this is relevant. The governors of the southern states are luring businesses to the states with promises of a low wage with next to no benefits and no unions or at least unions with very little power. The south is full of "right to work states" This is a plan being carried out with the help of the Republican party in the USA that is a direct attack on unions and giving workers the ability to be represented by a union but not pay for it and pick and chose when they wish representation. This is very bad. Truth be known this bunch of senators were responsible for the huge concessions that the Auto unions had to succumb to in order for the big three car company's to get there rescue payments.There are cases documented of new auto workers in Detroit that are legally collecting food stamps. Just look at the story's coming from Detroit. The fact that they went bankrupt with no bail out but the auto company's received one is glaring proof of how powerful this group is. The story below is frightening.

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Its happening everywhere

Cereal maker Kellogg's locks out US union to force expansion of disposable jobs

25-10-2013
Transnational cereal maker Kellogg's has locked out 220 members of the IUF-affiliated BCTGM since October 22 at its factory in Memphis, Tennessee to force union acceptance of a plan to radically increase the use of casual workers.

Kellogg's are proposing to hire some 30% of the current workforce at significantly lower pay and benefits over the next 3 years with no guaranteed hours. The company has organized this assault while the Master Agreement of 2012, which limits casual work, is still in force.