October 7, 2015 by STAFF REPORT
Heavy equipment manufacturer, Deere & Company, has signed a six-year labour deal with its unionized workforce.
Deere and the UAW had reached a tentative agreement October 1 that has since be ratified by UAW members at John Deere facilities. Both sides have agreed the terms of the agreement will not be made public. The old contract expired September 30.
The UAW represents approximately 10,000 Deere manufacturing employees at 12 factories in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. The master agreement covers manufacturing employees at John Deere facilities in Davenport, Ankeny, Dubuque, Ottumwa and Waterloo, Iowa; East Moline, Moline and Milan, Illinois; and Coffeyville, Kansas.