Solidarity – Words of Support


seveneightfive stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters–our seveneightfive community, who are requesting cost of living wage increases and security from 7-day / 12-hour work weeks. We believe everyone has a right to safe working conditions and opportunities for healthy work/life balances. We also believe in individual rights to speak up and the power of collective unity to make positive change.

To show our support, we set up a Local 218 Utility Fund with hope of receiving 545 donations of $47 or more each to pay every Local 218 member’s water bill for one month.

Unions are important because they help set the standards for education, skill levels, wages, working conditions, and quality of life for workers.


Shane A.A. Abel

You all are heroes. I recognize that this isn't just your struggle and fight. Thank you!

Elyse Peterson

sending support from NJ!

Flan Park

This public worker stands with your struggle. Stay Strong!

Corie LeClair


Samuel Smith


Grace Duginski


Seth Auldridge

Keep fighting guys 💪!

Ashley Stagray

Keep on fighting the good fight.

Marina Smith

"My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each… Read more

"My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing."
Mother Jones

Carlo Sica

Cheri Renfro's interview on the Working People podcast made me aware of Frito-Lay's greed and exploitation. Give 'em hell!!!

Claudia Diaz-Combs

In solidarity with Frito Lay workers!

Frances Taylor

At 72, I'm a lifelong lover of Fritos and Lays Potato Chips, but NOT ONE CHIP will cross my lips during this strike. Good luck, all.


Solidarity forever!


Standing in solidarity with my fellow working class folks

Rachel Strickler

Solidarity from Oakland, CA


Solidarity forever!

Josh Hill

Get what is owed, they can afford it and more, solidarity comrades

Sharon Avery

Local 218

Christopher Jurich

Union strong! Solidarity from Florida

Faith Martin

We stand with you here in Wichita. (Laid off SPEEA)

Frito Lay Union Workers

Local Businesses Stand in Solidarity

The following businesses have pledged publicly to stop distributing, using or selling Frito Lay products until negotiations with Local 218 have been resolved.

  • Brass Rail Tavern
  • Gayle’s
  • Poppin Minis
  • KnJ’s Sports Bar
  • Victoria’s Bar
  • Topeka DSA

Contractors Honoring the Picket Line

(list source)

  • McElroys
  • Westar
  • UPS
  • USPS
  • Burlington Northern
  • PCI
  • Wolf Construction
  • Pipe Fitters / Sheet Metal / Teamster OTR Drivers


Did we miss a local business? Please send us an email or comment below and we will add them to the growing list. Thanks!

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