10,000 Unionized John Deere Workers Now on Strike

Source: Common Dreams

“An estimated 10,000 unionized John Deere workers are officially on strike Thursday after a midnight deadline failed to yield an agreement to satisfy the organized workforce of the well-known tractor and farm machine company. ‘Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,’ said Chuck Browning, vice president and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department, in a statement released just after midnight. ‘We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.’ … UAW president Ray Curry said the union’s almost one million retired and active members ‘stand in solidarity’ with the striking John Deere workers and their families. ‘UAW John Deere members have worked through the pandemic after the company deemed them essential, to produce the equipment that feeds America, builds America, and powers the American economy,’ said Curry.” (10/14/21)