U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visits picket lines in Des Moines while strike continues

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 10:36 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - The strike for the union workers continued on Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post by the UAW Local 450 group, Secretary of Agriculture and former Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack visited the Des Moines works location. This comes after workers have been on strike since last Thursday.

In Ottumwa, John Deere workers are still holding strong while on strike. Picketers shared with KYOU off camera they are waiting for negotiations to finish. This is after John Deere said they are back at the negotiation table with the union. Saying they will probably know more Thursday.

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