Our Industries

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union represents in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to retail, grocery stores, poultry processing, dairy processing, cereal processing, soda bottlers, bakeries, health care, hotels, manufacturing, public sector workers like crossing guards, sanitation, and highway workers, warehouses, building services,  and distribution.

Workers in these industries have turned to the RWDSU because we have over 75 years of experience in helping workers win better wages, working conditions, and respect on the job. And while RWDSU members work in a wide range of occupations, the goal is the same: negotiating strong contracts and providing quality representation in the workplace.

Here is an overview of some of our largest sectors:


The first step in gaining a voice at your job is by contacting an RWDSU organizer who can help explain the process, and your legal rights.