500 Frito-Lay workers strike

Workers went on strike at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, calling for higher pay and better hours.

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July 12, 2021 - 7:58 AM

TOPEKA, Kansas — More than 500 workers went on strike at the Topeka Frito-Lay plant this week demanding higher wages and more limited hours.

Strikers picketed outside a warehouse entrance, hoisting signs that mocked Frito-Lay branding like Chester Cheetah and pressed for public support for pay hikes and less overtime.

“Why can’t I get a day off?,” said Charles Taylor, who operates machines that process Doritos. “We can’t even get one day off, how does that make sense? A machine shouldn’t be treated better than their employees.”

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