Deere workers reject six-year labor contract

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October 10 (Businesshala) – Most workers at Deer & Co (DE.N) voted against a six-year labor contract temporarily agreed earlier this month with United Auto Workers (UAW), American Tractor producer said on Sunday.

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The deal on pay and employee benefits will cover approximately 10,000 employees at 14 facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.

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“John Deere remains fully committed to continuing the collective bargaining process,” the company said, adding that operations will continue as normal.

UAW Vice President Chuck Browning said in a separate statement, “The agreement reached by the UAW and John Deere on October 1 was rejected by “90% of the membership.”

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He said that the deadline for the strike has been set at the end of Wednesday.

The contract included significant economic benefits and offered the highest quality health benefits in the industry, Browning said earlier this month.

Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Ramakrishnan M.

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