Voices from the Frito-Lay picket line in Topeka

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - July 19, 2021


Since July 5, more than 500 workers on strike have been posted across from a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka demanding higher wages and more limited hours.

Union members rejected a contract offer from Frito-Lay with an annual 2% wage increase because for many workers that would be less than 50 cents per hour. Additionally, many employees are subjected to forced overtime and work up to 84-hour weeks because of worker shortages.

We visit the picket line on this Kansas Reflector podcast to speak with the workers before planned negotiations on July 19.

Read more about what sparked the strike and planned negotiations.


Noah Taborda

reporter, Kansas Reflector