Union Beats Frito-Lay Worker's Fair Representation Suit

By Beverly Banks (October 25, 2021, 2:15 PM EDT) -- A Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union local did not discriminate against or fail to represent a former Frito-Lay worker by failing to show him documents that would have convinced him to sign a severance package, a Kansas federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Toby Crouse granted BCTGM Local 218's motion to dismiss allegations from former Frito-Lay worker Anthony Hampton that the union withheld documents it obtained from the company that showed two of his co-workers made statements that contradicted his account of a workplace dispute that led to his termination.

"For both counts, Hampton's complaint...

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