Thousands of U.S. workers go on strike at agricultural giant Deere

Thousands of U.S. workers go on strike at agricultural giant Deere

Thousands of U.S. workers go on strike at agricultural giant Deere Deere says strike will not impact its operations, which include several Canadian distribution centres More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural giant in more than three decades. The union had said its members would walk off the job if no deal had been reached by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. The vast majority of the union rejected a contract offer earlier this week that would have delivered five per cent raises to some workers and six per cent raises to others at the Illinois company known for its green tractors. "The almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking UAW members at John Deere," …
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