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Memphis SCLC president calls for boycott of Kellogg's products on MLK Day

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(WMC-TV) – During a march and rally held in support of the locked out Kellogg's workers in Memphis the president of the Memphis chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) called for people to boycott Kellogg's products.

Memphis SCLC President Rev. Dwight Montgomery said, "We believe that citizens should not eat Kellogg's products because these people are locked out."

The rally comes 90 days after Kellogg's locked 226 workers out of the Memphis cereal plant due to an impasse.

Labor negotiations failed, after Kellogg's began restructuring the plant and several jobs were eliminated.

The union is primarily against Kellogg's plan to bring in temporary workers.

Kellogg says the company is committed to negotiating a fair and competitive contract with the BCTGM that "recognizes the important work of our employees and helps to ensure the long-term success of our Memphis plant and the company."

The president of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers' International Union workers (BCTGM), the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and dozens of other organizations marched from Memphis' auction block to the National Civil Rights Museum Monday morning.

Tonight, on Action News 5 at 6, Kontji Anthony hears from the workers, local leaders and people in the community.

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