Deere workers prepare for strike after rejecting contract
MOLINE, Ill. (AP/KWWL) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers appear ready to go on strike if negotiators can't deliver a new agreement by the end of the day.
The United Auto Workers union has said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
"ATTENTION MEMBERS: Be prepared for your strike duties," UAW Local 838 wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday evening.
The vast majority of the union rejected a contract offer earlier this week that would have delivered at least 5% raises.
"This 90% rejection of that tentative agreement just shows that they are unified behind the idea of not dividing up their workers along the lines of age," Director of the Rutgers Labor Education Action Research Network Todd …
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