Cedar Rapids Quaker Oats workers approve new contract

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Workers at the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids have ratified a new contract.

Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union represents nearly 700 workers at the plant.

The four-year contract was approved after three voting sessions Thursday.

The union says the new deal includes pay increases and other provisions is says will improve workers’ jobs and their work-life balance.

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