Image of Kellogg’s worker picketing in 3am storm goes viral

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A grainy cellphone photo of the only worker at Kellogg’s factory with the sign of a thunderstorm strike has gone viral.

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The photo was posted on the Kellogg Union Members Appreciation page, and shows Jason Schultz standing in a hooded jacket, with smoke billowing from several recently extinguished grills in the background.

Referring to the Omaha chapter of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers, the post read, “In the middle of the night – torrential rain – the fire is extinguished – but the local is 50 grams stronger and our picket sign is now higher than ever.” is high.” Union (BCTGM) Union.


Mr Schultz is one of 1400 grain company workers who are striking for better pay and conditions in Michigan, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Omaha and Memphis.

They told vice president He stayed at the picket line “to make sure everyone knows we’re not leaving”.

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“Many people will see one person (in the photo). To me, that’s over 1,400 siblings standing as one. We are prepared to be out for a day longer than the company, if that. “

The picture has been shared thousands of times Twitterhandjob reddit and Facebook, where she received praise for being “worth a thousand words.”

The photo was taken by Kellogg’s worker Erin Schaefer, who had gone to escape the rain in her car.

He said newsweek She was stunned by Mr. Schultz’s resolve to remain on the lines of picketing during the storm.

Ms. Schafer, who has been working at Kellogg’s since June, said: “I thought it showed such dedication to her in the torrential downpours.”

“He was walking up and down the pavement with great purpose. I thought he was amazing to be out there. “

Dan Osborne, president of the Omaha chapter of the BCTGM union, told Granthshala He was stunned by the support extended to the striking workers.

“It is a cocktail of emotions. It is heartening to see the support from not only the local community but people across the country. People are donating not just money but food water diapers as well.

Kellogg’s employees have been on strike for two weeks after talks between management and the union broke down.

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Kellogg’s employees have been on strike for two weeks after talks between management and the union broke down.

“There is definitely a movement going on in the country, I call it the second industrial proposal.”

A group of 17 Nebraska state senators wrote to Kellogg’s CEO Steven Cahillane, declaring their “unwavering solidarity” with the striking workers.

The strike has seen production of Kellogg’s breakfast cereals include Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran, Fruit Loops, Corn Flakes and Frosted Flakes Pies.

Kellogg’s employees went on strike earlier this month after a year-long negotiation between the union and management broke down.

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