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IUAW bargaining committee and Deere & Co back at the bargaining table

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Deere & Company(Associated Press)
Published: Oct. 10, 2021 at 8:36 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - IUAW and Deere and Company are back at the bargaining table. A follow-up Facebook post on the UAW Local 74 page, says it has set a hard date of Wednesday, October 13, 11:59 pm to improve the offer, if not strike will commence.

UAW workers voted Sunday on a new contract from John Deere. According to the UAW Local 74 Facebook post, the votes were 67 to accept, 444 to reject. It says total votes were 511 with 581 total voting members.

This latest contract offer was to replace the six-year one that expired on October 1.

KYOU received this statement from John Deere.

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) has informed Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) that its production and maintenance employees have voted to reject the tentative collective bargaining agreements that would have covered more than 10,000 workers at 14 facilities across the United States.

“After weeks of negotiations, John Deere reached tentative agreements with the UAW that would have made the best wages and most comprehensive benefits in our industries significantly better for our employees,” said Brad Morris, vice president of labor relations for Deere & Company. “John Deere remains fully committed to continuing the collective bargaining process in an effort to better understand our employees’ viewpoints. In the meantime, our operations will continue as normal.”

KYOU will continue to monitor for any new developments.

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