John Deere closes a sweetheart deal that keeps UAW members as industry highest paid

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) has accepted Deere & Company’s latest tentative offer by a vote 61% for and 39% against. As part of the agreement, UAW workers will get an immediate US8,500 signing bonus and a 20% wage increase over the life of the contract with […]

John Deere UAW strike continues with dealers in some markets counting their losses

The workers that Deere & Co vice president of labour relations Brad Morris described as, “The highest paid employees in the agriculture and construction industries,” have continued their 60-plus day strike. A survey of dealers in several markets have concluded some form of lost business through dwindling parts and also impacts such as delays on […]