Union workers reject Deere contract, negotiations resume


US-LIFESTYLE-COMPUTERS-HEALTH-AUTOMOBILE

The John Deere company name is seen on the last day of CES 2019, on January 11, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. - The enormous international gadget and consumer electronics show returns to Las Vegas on January 7, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

(Undated) -- Negotiations are resuming after members of the UAW voted to reject a new contract with Deere & Company.

90% of union members voted no on the tentative agreement, which covers 10-thousand workers at 12 facilities across Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. The workers wanted post-retirement healthcare, which the company declined to offer. A UAW Local based in Waterloo says that if there is no deal by Wednesday at midnight, a strike will begin. The last strike was in 1986; it lasted for five months.


Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content