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Labor Board Issues Complaint Against Kellogg

Labor Board Issues Complaint Against Kellogg

CREATED Mar 28, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint against Kellogg Co. related to a lockout of more than 200 employees at its Memphis facility.

In a news release, the board says Kellogg violated the National Labor Relations Act by insisting on an impasse on bargaining proposals related to wages and benefits and by locking out the workers "in furtherance of its bad-faith bargaining position."

The complaint says Kellogg failed to provide requested information that would help the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union assess Kellogg's bargaining proposals.

The complaint comes five months after contract negotiations between the company and the union broke down. Workers have picketed outside the plant since then.

A hearing is set for May 5 in Memphis.

Kellogg is based in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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