OMAHA, Neb. — Kellogg’s workers at a Cheez-It plant won a new contract with a substantial pay bump.
Workers at the plant in Omaha, Nebraska plant won a raise of more than 15% wage increases over three years, according to the Associated Press. The new wage and benefit package will apply to 570 workers.
The Nebraska plant was among the four Kellogg’s facilities that had workers walk out in October. The flagship plant in Battle Creek had 325 workers on the picket line.
Workers pushed back on a legacy tier system that the union argued kept workers at a lower pay and benefit level for too long. The fight became heated after the cereal company started posting job openings to replace the striking workers.
In total, about 1,400 workers picketed for nearly three months drawing attention from national politicians. Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied in front of Kellogg’s headquarters downtown Battle Creek during the strike’s 10th week. A week later an agreement was reached.
The Nebraska contract secured the largest wage and benefit improvements seen by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, according to AP.
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