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Judge orders Kellogg plant in Memphis to allow 220 locked out employees back in for work

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Kellogg's cereals are on display at a Pittsburgh grocery market on July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gene J. Puskar

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Kellogg's cereals are on display at a Pittsburgh grocery market on July 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Gene J. Puskar

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A judge has ordered Kellogg to put employees at its Memphis, Tennessee, cereal production facility back to work.

The ruling on Wednesday came after the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint in March against the company related to a lockout of about 220 employees.

Contract negotiations between the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union and Kellogg failed in October.

WMC-TV (http://bit.ly/1s6y7nh) reports U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays gave the Battle Creek, Michigan-based Kellogg five days to put the Memphis employees back to work with the same pay and working conditions that were in place when the lockout began.

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Information from: WMC-TV, http://www.wmctv.com/

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