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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Area Frito-Lay workers oust Teamsters

Federal labor officials confirmed that the majority of sales and warehouse workers at Frito-Lay in Oregon and Southwest Washington voted to leave the Teamsters union. The workers voted 141-to-97 against representation by the Teamsters. The Frito-Lay employee from Beaverton who petitioned to decertify the union, declined comment this afternoon, citing company policy. A spokesman for the Dallas-based company did not immediately return calls seeking comment. The vote becomes final April 3 unless Teamsters officials file a protest by April 2.