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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default New Quaker Oats contract ratified for workers

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – The Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has stated today that almost 700 workers at the Quaker Oats processing plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa have approved a new contract.

    The worker-led negotiation committee worked to secure a strong contract that guarantees annual wage increases among other provisions that RWDSU states will improve workers’ jobs and their work-life balance.

    The workers in the bargaining unit handle production at the facility, which produces and supplies majority of America’s Quaker Oats products. Iowa is a Right-to-Work state, and the RWDSU has 100% union density at the Quaker facility. Everyone in the bargaining unit is a proud union member.
    https://kwwl.com/news/2019/11/07/new...d-for-workers/

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: New Quaker Oats contract ratified for workers

    Cheerios Picket Line Averted: After Strike Threat, General Mills Workers Win Tentative Agreement

    A better article on this topic.
    Workers were prepared to strike if General Mills refused to budge on several critical sticking points. General Mills’ “final offer” contract proposal that was voted down last week included insufficient raises, unfair scheduling practices and third-party subcontracting that could allow the company to move jobs to non-union facilities outside of Cedar Rapids, according to the union. RWDSU Vice President Roger Grobstich said that contract did not guarantee “premium pay” for a potential 12-hour shift.

    The contract also failed to guarantee maintained benefits for the extent of the contract, including pensions, 401k contributions and medical insurance. Under that offer, benefits could “basically change at any time during the term of the contract without really doing any negotiating with the union,” said Grobstich.

    Grobstich said in a press release on Friday that General Mills moved on all key areas: wages, scheduling practices, outsourcing and maintenance of benefits.
    Cheerios Picket Line Averted: After Strike Threat, General Mills Workers Win Tentative Agreement

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