In my opinion I think the Kellogg’s strike was very unnecessary. My old roommate is the daughter of the Kellogg’s Memphis Plant manager, now President Rachel McConnell, and she kept me informed on Kellogg’s side of the issue at hand. Kellogg’s headquarters demanded Memphis management to lower the pay of new employes that would be hired in the future, every other benefit including health and dental would still be included and they would be completely covered. If Kellogg’s memphis refused to do this, then they would be facing a possible shut down of the entire Memphis branch within as soon as five years, which would cost even more people their jobs. The Kellogg’s management did not want to go that long without their loyal employees, however the union that the factory workers were employed under forced them to not sign the new contract which would keep Kellogg’s in business. Kellogg’s is not allowed to let people work for them without being under a contract. Them refusing to sign the contract made it to where Kellogg’s had no other choice other than to shut their doors to the current factory employees. They where in court for months over whether this lockout was legal and ethical. Recently the NLRB has ruled this lockout reasonable and ethical, which allowed for the workers to return to Kellogg’s. I truly believe Kellogg’s wanted their workers there and hated it for them during the time of the lockout, for them going that long without pay.