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10,000 John Deere Workers Go On Strike


Roughly 10,000 workers at agricultural equipment manufacturer John Deere went on strike at midnight Wednesday evening, beginning one of the largest U.S. work stoppages in recent years.The strike will affect production at 14 facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. AdvertisementThe workers had overwhelmingly rejected a tentative agreement negotiated between Deere and their union, the United Auto Workers. The strike will send both parties back to the bargaining table to find a resolution.The UAW said members had set up picket lines outside Deere plants.“Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” Chuck Browning, the director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department, said in a statement. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.”The last time the UAW struck against Deere was 1986.AdvertisementDeere managers had spent the days leading up to the strike trying to sell workers on the benefits of the contract proposal. The deal would have kept …
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