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Kellogg Sues Union Striking at Its Cereal Plant, Alleging Threats and Trespassing

Workers from a Kellogg’s cereal plant picket along the main rail lines leading into the facility in Omaha, Nebraska, in Oct.
Workers from a Kellogg’s cereal plant picket along the main rail lines leading into the facility in Omaha, Nebraska, in Oct.Photographer: Grant Schulte/AP

Kellogg Co. sought a restraining order against the union that is leading a strike at its cereal plant in Omaha, Nebraska, accusing members of making threats and blocking access to the facility. 

The lawsuit, filed in Douglas County district court, names the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union; the Omaha chapter of the union; and Dan Osborn, the chapter’s president. It alleges members have obstructed vehicles entering and exiting, trespassed and intimidated non-union workers at the plant. Kellogg claims that members have threatened workers’ lives and those of their families, followed them to their homes or lodging and used racial slurs.