The strike continues as UAW workers reject John Deere’s contract

STEVE: NEWS. JOHN DEERE WORKERS REFUSED THE LATEST OFFER OF THE COMPANY. WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THIS IN THE LAST HR.OU, THAT MEANS ITS THREE-WEEK STRIKE WILL CONTINUE AS PIKETERFIS GHT FOR BETTER P.AY THE LATEST OFFER INCLUDED A 10% INCREASE IN 55%. 45% VOTED YES. THE STRIKE HAS BEEN AFFECTED ON THE CURRENT SUPYPL CHAIN ​​CRISIS. PRODUCTION WAS STOPPED AT SEVERAL IOWA FACILITIES, INCLUDING THESE AINKENY AND OTTUMWA. JOHN DEERE SAID TONIGHT THAT IT WILL PERFORM THE NEXT PHASE OF ITS CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTINUATION

The UAW strike continues as union workers reject recent John Deere contract

Workers will continue to strike at John Deere after rejecting the proposed contract Tuesday night. United Auto Workers Local 281 wrote on its Facebook page that 55% of union workers across the company voted against the contract, while 45% voted for it. The most recent contract included an immediate wage increase of 10%, followed by increases of 5% in the third and fifth years of the new agreement. John Deere issued the following statement: “Today, John Deere employees at 12 facilities in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas have rejected the second preliminary agreement entered into with the UAW. Employees at spare parts facilities in Denver and Atlanta have voted for a separate agreement with identical financial terms. John Deere will execute the next phase of our customer service continuation plan. “The union was in its third week of strike at John Deere locations, taking nearly 10,000 employees from their factories. Drake University’s Director of Professional Studies, Lance Knoe, says in contrast to the last John Deere strike in 1986, Deere is a place where they can better afford this kind of pay rise for its workers. “They have had some success. , and it looks like success will continue in the future, “Knoe said. “So probably those kinds of spending increases are more manageable than they were in that era.”

Workers will continue to strike at John Deere after rejecting the proposed contract Tuesday night.

United Auto Workers Local 281 wrote on its Facebook page that 55% of union workers across the company voted against the contract, while 45% voted for it.

The most recent contract included an immediate wage increase of 10%, followed by increases of 5% in the third and fifth years of the new agreement.

John Deere issued the following statement: “Today, John Deere employees at 12 facilities in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas have rejected the second preliminary agreement entered into with the UAW. Employees at spare parts facilities in Denver and Atlanta have voted for a separate agreement with identical financial terms. John Deere will execute the next phase of our customer service continuation plan. “

The union was in its third week of strikes at John Deere locations, taking nearly 10,000 employees from their factories.

Drake University’s Director of Professional Studies, Lance Knoe, says in contrast to the last John Deere strike in 1986, Deere is a place where they can better afford this kind of pay rise for their workers.

“They have had good success and it looks like the success will continue in the future,” Knoe said. “So probably those kinds of spending increases are more manageable than they were in that era.”

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