Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging Kellogg's to negotiate with strikers. Ricketts joins politicians like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in supporting the workers. After more than two months, Kellogg’s said it will permanently replace striking union workers. The company says it will replace the striking workers with new employees.

Nebraskans working in food processing "stepped up to help our state feed the nation and world," Ricketts says. "Given the extraordinary commitment displayed by Kellogg's employees over the past two years, I urge you to return to the bargaining table," he says. President Joe Biden says he is "deeply troubled by reports of Kelloggs's plans to...

Ricketts' letter signals a possible bipartisan shift towards supporting the striking workers. Senator Bernie Sanders has said he'll join a rally with striking Kellogg's workers in Michigan later this week. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International union workers are pushing back against what they say is an unfair two-tier wage system.

1,400 striking workers were facing replacement. Kellogg said "the prolonged work stoppage has left us no choice but to hire permanent replacement employees in positions vacated by striking workers" "We remain ready and willing to continue negotiations," Kellogg spokesperson Kris Bahner said.
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