Redditors and TikTokers Shut Down Kellogg's Website with Spam Applications in Solidary with Striking Workers
In August, I wrote one of my favorite blogs of 2021 about the Nabisco strike and boycott. Then in late September, when I blogged the fantastic news that Mark Hoppus was cancer-free, I found a way to pepper in the news that the workers and Nabisco came to a labor agreement---11 days earlier.
I've been meaning to blog about the Kellogg's strike, but I haven't had the emotional energy to tackle yet another instance of corporate greed against the "heroes" who kept their business afloat during a global pandemic.
Since October 5th, around 1,400 Kellogg's factory workers have been striking in Battle Creek, Michigan; Omaha, Nebraska; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Memphis, Tennessee over the terms of the new labor contract.
It's not like Kellogg's is a comedy club or small music venue; they did just fine throughout the pandemic. In fact, they had a record year in 2020 and paid their CEO more than most Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Despite dominating their market and billions in profits, that wasn't enough for a company whose cereal was created by a eugenist Doctor who never consummated his marriage and refused to sell the product because he was too concerned with using it to fight sexual libidos and poor digestion. Then his brother (who he hated and treated like shit) marketed and mass-produced it—Those Kellogg's plans to fire the 1,400 striking workers and replace them with scabs.
As they should! How dare those serfs strike against 80 hour work weeks, mandatory overtime, and unfair wages? They should consider themselves lucky to hold up the mighty Kellogg name, whomst in case you forgot, was an abstinent eugenist that hated his brother.
Luckily, it looks like Kellogg's is having issues filling those openings, thanks to Redditors and TikTokers.
I might give TikTokers a hard time, but it's mainly because I'm jealous they can dance. Time after time, they've continued to use their powers for good to stop evil. If you want to do your part to be a hashtag good guy, gal or person, avoid these products until Kellogg's meets the workers' demands.
These graphics are amazing.
Speaking of amazing graphics...at least my personal IG catches likes. It's just another log on the "I know there are people out there who like what I say, they just haven't found me yet" fire.