Frito-lay employees end 20-day strike after new agreement is reached

The chips are no longer down for Frito-Lay workers, who voted to accept a new contract after a 20-day strike — even though their union-management recommended against it, according to a report.

The new agreement gives members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union a 4 percent pay hike over two years, and guarantees workers at least one day off a week, according to the Topeka Capitol-Journal

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More than 500 workers walked off the job at the company’s Topeka, Kansas, plant earlier this month, with many noting what they called unrelenting work conditions.

The factory workers claimed they were forced into incessantly long hours, and were forced to keep at it even when an employee died on the job — a charge the company denied.