Sunday, February 9, 2014

Harris, Mulroy to Announce Joint Action in Kellogg Lockout

Councilman, Commissioner to hold Monday press conference, contemplate actions including camp-out presence at work site.

Posted By on Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Harris (l); Mulroy
  • Harris (l); Mulroy
On Monday, two local legislators will announce plans — including their possible camp-out presence at the work site — to intervene in the long-running Kellogg lockout of some 200 workers.

Here is the text of the Harris-Mulroy press release disseminated on Sunday night:

Memphis City Councilman Lee Harris and Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy will hold a joint press conference Monday afternoon, February 10, 2014, to discuss several steps they will be taking to support the workers at the local Kellogg manufacturing plant, who have been locked out of their jobs since October of last year. The press conference will take place at 1 p.m. in the lobby of the County building, just outside the County Commission chambers.

Each local legislator will discuss plans to introduce a resolution before the respective legislative body to urge Kellogg to end the lockout and let the over 200 struggling employees return to work.

Moreover, they will discuss their plans to camp out at the Kellogg site if the matter is not resolved soon, in order to show solidarity for the workers, who have had a continuous 24-hour protest presence outside the factory for the past four months.

In November 2011, Mulroy camped out overnight near City Hall to show solidarity with the Occupy Memphis movement.

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