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General Mills workers avoid strike, set to ratify contract next week


Cedar Rapids Gazette: More than 500 General Mills workers will not strike after reaching a tentative contract agreement with the company, the union said Friday. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s Local 110 announced Friday that a worker-led committee tentatively agreed to a contract after negotiations with company representatives. The ratification of the General Mills contract is scheduled for Thursday. The union represents more than 500 of the roughly 700 workers at the plant. Local 110 also represents workers at the Quaker Oats facility in Cedar Rapids and Coles Quality Foods in North Liberty. Nearly 700 union workers at Quaker Oats ratified a contract yesterday locking in annual wage increases and other benefits.

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