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·         John Deere reaches 3rd tentative deal with workers as strike hits 1 month

… the latest vote are expected to come in on Wednesday…

 

·         ‘It’s a big mess’: UAW members review Deere’s latest offer

.. Negotiators on both sides hope this offer is enough to end the strike. If the Deere workers vote down this most recent agreement, they might trigger an impasse…

 

 

John Deere reaches 3rd tentative deal with workers as strike hits 1 month

The union will hold a ratification vote after rejecting two previous offers.

 

By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News

November 15, 2021

 

The United Autoworkers Union announced it has reached a third tentative agreement that now heads to local unions for a ratification vote that could end the ongoing strike of thousands of John Deere workers.

 

Results of the latest vote are expected to come in on Wednesday, a union rep told ABC News, after the tentative deal was reached late last Friday. The strike will continue through the ratification vote.

 

The work stoppage includes employees at the agricultural machinery giant across 12 facilities in three states and just crossed the one-month mark after commencing on Oct. 14, when workers overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer from the company that would have given immediate 5% or 6% wage raises, among other things.

 

By a much closer margin -- 55% against and 45% in favor -- UAW workers rejected a second tentative agreement earlier this month that would have guaranteed an immediate 10% wage increase as well as improved retirement benefits to new employees and more.

 

Many have pointed to the ongoing strike and negotiations as a signpost of the new, post-pandemic labor movement that gives workers an apparent upper hand...

 

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‘It’s a big mess’: UAW members review Deere’s latest offer

 

Cara Smith, Quad-City Times

via The Courier (IA) - Nov 15, 2021

 

Picketers say tensions are rising ahead of a Wednesday vote that will determine whether more than 10,000 UAW members go back to work or stay on the picket lines.

 

Deere and Co. made its latest offer Friday in hopes of ending a strike that’s lasted more than a month. The previous offer was turned away Nov. 2 by a 55% to 45% vote, with support from some Quad-City union locals but rejection from shops in Waterloo and Dubuque.

 

Leaders on both sides are declining comment, saying they wish to respect the process as rank-and-file union members begin to learn about the new offer. Workers who’d seen details in the new contract said the changes focused largely on the company’s incentives program, or Continuous Improvement Pay Program.

 

Each local is responsible for informing its members about the new offer. Outside of Davenport Works on Monday, strikers said they received two Google Docs about the offer at 9 a.m.

 

“It is a big mess right now,” said one worker, referring to discussions in his local. “If this passes, there will be other people who are not happy.”

 

Negotiators on both sides hope this offer is enough to end the strike. If the Deere workers vote down this most recent agreement, they might trigger an impasse. The National Labor Relations Board...

 

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