This morning, members of RWDSU Local 110 delivered food and supplies in support of UAW union members on strike at John Deere in Waterloo. The donation included packages of diapers, hand warmers, toiletries, food, frozen meat as well as cases of cereal and snacks made by RWDSU Local 110 members at General Mills and Quaker in nearby Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“This is America’s heartland, and the heart our members are showing is just who we are. We know that if we were in their shoes they’d do the same for us, that’s what being in a union is all about, having each other's backs,” said Shane Forbes, President of RWDSU Local 110.

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“When unions are strong, Iowa families are strong. What our members are doing shows that firsthand. I’m incredibly proud of the work Local 110 did to rally these donations and has been doing in support of our sisters and brothers at John Deere. The demands of UAW members are the demands of the entire labor movement, an injustice to one of us is an injustice to all of us,” said Roger Grobstich, Vice President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

Workers at John Deere, members of UAW, have been on strike since October 14, 2021, while the company is in the midst of its most profitable year-to-date. UAW members are seeking the security of their pension, fair wage increases and health benefits. The support from the community continues to pile up with donations at all the striking sites.


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