Bustos Kicks off Labor Day Weekend by Meeting John Deere Harvester Workers

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Cheri Bustos, Democratic Nominee for the 17th Congressional district, begins her busy Labor Day weekend Friday by meeting John Deere Harvester Works employees at the work gate in East Moline. Her schedule will take her through Hampton, East Moline, Galesburg and Peoria and her husband Gerry, and their son Joey, will campaign in Rockford. A complete schedule of Cheri Bustos’ events can be found below.

“Organized labor is important to me and my family. My father-in-law had an eighth-grade education. But because of the United Auto Workers (UAW), he was able to earn an honest wage for his hard work and provide his kids with more opportunity than he had,” said Cheri Bustos Democratic Nominee for the 17th Congressional District. “That’s how it’s supposed to work. If you work hard and play by the rules, the next generation is supposed to have more opportunity. But the middle class is under assault by politicians like Romney, Ryan and my opponent Bobby Schilling. In Congress, I will be a passionate advocate for workers and middle class families, and I will make job creation my no.1 priority.”

Bustos Labor Day Weekend Event Schedule:


East Moline: 3- 4p.m. Bustos meets workers at John Deere Harvester Gate number 4.


Milan: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Bustos visits line up for Milan Labor Day Parade. 541 4th Street West Milan.

Peoria: Noon to 2 p.m. Bustos attends UAW Labor Day Weekend Picnic at the Local 974 Union Hall.


Milan: Noon to 1:45 p.m. Bustos attends the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Metternich Branch 292 Annual Branch Family Picnic at Camden Park.


Galesburg: 10 a.m Bustos joins the longest continuously running Labor Day Parade in America celebrating 121 years! The parade begins at Chambers Street and goes west on Main Street to Cherry Street before ending at the courthouse.

Rockford: 10 a.m. Gerry Bustos leads Democratic volunteers and activists in the Rockford Labor Day parade.

East Moline: 11 a.m. Bustos marches in the Quad-Cities Labor Day Parade. The parade proceeds along 15th Avenue.

Hampton: Noon to 3 p.m. Bustos attends Rock Island County Democrats Labor Day Chicken Fry, Illiniwek Park Route 84, in Hampton. The speaking program begins at 1 p.m.