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Judge refuses to throw out pink slime suit

Judge refuses to throw out pink slime suit

By Maggie Hennessy

A South Dakota judge this week refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a product called lean, finely textured beef, dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

Naturex' Brad Meyers: “Not a single state in the country has obesity prevalence of less than one in five. Why? A lot of theories are pointing to sugar consumption in soft drinks. Whether or not it’s fair to blame the sugar industry, that’s the world we are operating in.”

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

By Maggie Hennessy

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem, and that—like it or not—the sugar industry is assuming...

Kellogg and the BCTGM will now present their evidence and arguments to a NLRB administrative law judge

Kellogg v BCTGM

NLRB issues complaint against Kellogg over Memphis lockout

By Kacey CULLINEY

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint over Kellogg’s Memphis plant lockout, based on federal charges brought forward by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union.

Mars to take on 200 new employees at M&M's and Snickers plant

Mars opens $270m US factory

Mars Chocolate North America has opened a new facility in Topeka, Kansas, to produce M&M’s and Snickers.

It's very common for larger companies to have both a master contract and local contract, a common point of confusion, says an attorney

Kellogg v BCTGM

What will this Memphis contract war come to?

By Kacey CULLINEY

A labor attorney says there could be a number of reasons behind the Kellogg-BCTGM contract dispute and now that the National Labor Relations Board is involved, worse-case scenario it could end up in the US Supreme Court.

Kellogg claims the employment terms at Memphis fall under a local contract that expired in October, 2013 and can be negotiated on, but the BCTGM argues they're covered in a master contract that doesn't expire until 2015 and therefore cannot be negotiated on

Kellogg v BCTGM

Kellogg v BCTGM: Contract wars over Memphis lockout

By Kacey CULLINEY

The BCTGM union has accused Kellogg of acting outside the law in its lockout, claiming employment terms held under a master contract can’t be negotiated, but Kellogg says the terms fall under a local, supplemental contract which expired last October.

The BCTGM claims Kellogg cannot negotiate on rates of pay, benefits or work rules on newly hired, full-time staff until 2015 when the master contract expires

EXCLUSIVE INSIGHT FROM BCTGM ON KELLOGG MEMPHIS LOCKOUT

BCTGM: Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is illegal

By Kacey CULLINEY

Kellogg’s Memphis lockout is unlawful because employment terms are covered by a master contract that cannot be negotiated ahead of expiry in 2015, says the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union.

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