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Kellogg Cereal Workers Union Says Tentative Deal Reached

  • Proposal includes raises, removes ‘legacy’ worker terminology
  • Union members rejected a proposed pact earlier this month
Demonstrators hold signs during a union workers strike outside the Kellogg plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Oct. 22. 

Demonstrators hold signs during a union workers strike outside the Kellogg plant in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Oct. 22. 

Photographer: Jenifer Veloso/Bloomberg
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Kellogg Co. and the union representing striking workers at the company’s cereal plants say they have reached a tentative agreement to end the months-long standoff.

Members will meet Friday and vote on the new proposal Sunday, according to a union representative. Votes will be tallied Dec. 21 and if the agreement is ratified, workers would return to the plants Dec. 27. The agreement includes cost-of-living raises and removes the term “legacy employee,” but it doesn’t include a deal on retiree health care or cap on lower-tier employees.