Frito-Lay strike ends after workers approve agreement

On Friday, members of the workers union voted to approve the latest offer their leadership brought from management at Frito-Lay, ending a nearly three-week-long strike.

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July 26, 2021 - 8:00 AM

20-year Frito-Lay veteran Chris Ware protests outside the plant in Topeka. (FRANK MORRIS/KANSAS NEWS SERVICE)

The people who make your Cheetos, Fritos, and Ruffles can put in some seriously long hours doing it.

“I am a very hard-working woman,” says Hellen Teater, standing on the picket line across from the Frito Lay plant in Topeka this week. “I work like hell.”

She said her job leaves little time to spend with her family.

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