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Frito-Lay, headquartered in Plano, TX, recently announced it is expanding its manufacturing facilities in the State:

Frito-Lay will invest $200 million to expand a Texas manufacturing plant and ramp up production of Funyuns and tortilla chips.

The Plano-based snack maker expects to create 160 new jobs in Rosenberg, a Houston-area suburb, when the project is completed by 2023.

The ability to create jobs is one of the reasons why companies choose Texas. Another reason? Big Labor does not have a stranglehold in government and industry the way it does in Blue States.

Case in point, this Frito-Lay’s divisions in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, TX decided they didn’t want to be a part of the Teamsters, so, like Amazon in Bessemer, AL, they voted against their representation.

From the National Right to Work press release:

Salesmen for Frito Lay in Del Rio and Eagle Pass, Texas have successfully removed officials of Teamsters Local 657 from their workplace. On May 13, 2021, John Adams filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a decertification election, and gathered enough of his coworkers’ signatures to trigger an NLRB-supervised vote to remove the union from his workplace. He received free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in exercising his right to have the vote conducted by the NLRB.

The workers at both facilities voted on June 3. In the NLRB tally of ballots, Teamsters union officials failed to gain the support of a majority of the salesmen voting. On June 11 the NLRB certified the results of the decertification election and announced that Teamsters bosses no longer have the monopoly authority to impose their “representation” on the Frito Lay salesmen.

This belies the rallying cry of Labor organizers and leaders that in order for America to bounce back from the pandemic and to “Build Back Better”, everyone must be in a union. AFL-CIO Secretary Liz Shuler, in a feverish effort to push the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, wrote an op-ed in the Detroit News, to trumpet the benefits of

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