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.


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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!