Topeka: ‘We Will Strike Again,’ Frito-Lay Workers Comment on New Contract

Photo: A Frito-Lay worker holds a sign during the strike in July. By Sarah Ahmed and David Martinez Frito-Lay workers in Topeka voted to accept a new contract and end their three-week-long strike at the end of July, but workers who spoke with Tribune are not satisfied and seek to build on the strength shown during the strike. “We want the country and the world to know … Continue reading Topeka: ‘We Will Strike Again,’ Frito-Lay Workers Comment on New Contract

Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime

By Sarah Ahmed On July 5, 600 workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas walked out on the job and began striking after voting down a proposed contract during union negotiations. Workers are demanding higher wages and an end to mandatory overtime. Workers at the plant are represented by Local 218 of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers Union, which has been … Continue reading Topeka: Frito-Lay Workers Strike for Higher Wages, End to Mandatory Overtime