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Federal hearing scheduled on locked out Kellogg's workers

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The locked out workers have been without a job and without paychecks since October of 2013. The locked out workers have been without a job and without paychecks since October of 2013.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) – The lockout of Memphis Kellogg's workers, which is going on seven months, will take center stage during a federal hearing on Monday.

The hearing could determine whether the company violated federal labor laws by keeping the workers off the job.

The locked out workers have been without jobs and paychecks since October 2013.

In March 2014, the National Labor Relations Board filed a formal complaint against Kellogg's claiming the company violated federal labor laws by locking out more than 200 workers and bringing in replacements to run the plant after contract negotiations broke down in October.

The federal complaint was in response to a labor charge filed by the union that represents the workers; it centers on Kellogg's plan to bring in cheaper labor.

That is something Kellogg's insists is necessary to make the plant competitive and the company maintains its actions have been legal.

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