TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A nearly three-week strike at the Frito-Lay plant in Topeka is over.
Union members on Friday ratified a new two-year contract. The contract gives union workers at the plant a 4% pay raise over two years and guarantees employees at least one day off a week.
Union workers went on strike July 5, complaining of forced overtime and a lack of pay raises in recent years. Workers said they were often required to work back-to-back days of 12-hour shifts, with only eight hours between. Employees are expected to return to work Monday.
They said the shifts were was caused by a severe shortage of workers at the plant.