Deere Workers Reject Deal

Deere and Company employees again rejected a tentative contract agreement.

55% of John Deere employees who belong to the UAW voted down the agreement.

UAW says the strike will continue as they discuss next steps with the company.

This is the second tentative contract agreement rejected by Deere workers during the strike.

The latest contract would have provided a 10% wage increase this year, 5% in 2023 and 2025, and lumpsum bonuses amounting to 3% of their pay for 2022, 2024 and 2026, according to Reuters.

Deere would have invested another $3.5 billion in its employees, per the terms of the rejected agreement.

More than 10,000 Deere employees in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas remain on strike.

This is the first strike against the Illinois-based company by the UAW since 1986, which lasted 163 days.