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Striking Kellogg’s Workers Win Tentative Contract; L.A. Cake Factory Workers Are 6 Weeks into Strike

HeadlineDec 17, 2021

A union representing 1,400 Kellogg’s workers has reached a tentative agreement with the cereal giant on a new five-year contract. If approved by workers during a weekend vote, the deal will end a more than two-month strike at four Kellogg’s plants. A previous tentative agreement that would have brought 3% raises was rejected by an overwhelming majority of workers.

In Massachusetts, workers at two Boston-area Starbucks stores have announced a unionization effort. Their campaign comes after workers at a Buffalo Starbucks location voted last week to form the first U.S.-based union of the coffee megachain.

In Los Angeles County, workers at a cake factory that produces desserts for chain stores including Walmart and Baskin-Robbins are on day 45 of a strike demanding better working conditions. The mostly Latinx immigrant workers say they’re forced to work up to 15 hours a day, have to produce 13 cakes per minute and are granted only three sick days a year.

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