On July 5, 2021, members of IUF affiliate the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) at Frito-Lay, Topeka, Kansas went on strike to defend “justice and dignity on the job.”
- Employees are being forced to work seven days a week and up to 12 hours per shift
- Many of the 800 workers on site are only getting an eight-hour break between shifts
- Over the last decade, the union has repeatedly asked the company to hire more workers and yet despite record profits, Frito Lay management has refused
- With $1.2 billion in profits in the first quarter of 2021, Frito-Lay is a division of PepsiCo and has been a major contributor to the company; Topeka is one of the largest of Frito-Lay’s 30 U.S. manufacturing facilities
Please read the full statement from BCTGM International President Anthony Shelton here!