Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
On Friday morning, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union-United Food and Commercial Workers (RWDSU-UFCW) Local 110 delivered a truckload of supplies to UAW Local 838 members on strike against John Deere. The donation included packages of diapers, hand warmers, toiletries, food and frozen meats, as well as cases of cereal and snacks made by 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,” said Shane Forbes, president of RWDSU Local 110. “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.”