They disagree on a wide variety of matters. But when it comes to supporting Waterloo's striking UAW Local 838 John Deere workers, elected leaders are united in their support.
DES MOINES — Iowa’s elected leaders mostly struck hopeful tones, while not favoring either John Deere or its striking workers, when commenting…
"They're of one mind. If that doesn't send a message to Deere, I don't know what does."
Let’s hope this thing gets settled quickly.
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Waterloo Deere workers hit the picket line at 7 a.m. Thursday.
More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades.
"UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs."
WATERLOO — Union leaders were in last-minute contract negotiations with Deere and Co. Wednesday afternoon as workers were hours away from a strike.
More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers are hours away from a strike, a move that would send shock waves through the Cedar Valley economy.
Deere employees voted down the new contract offer Sunday night because of low wage increases and decreasing retirement benefits, according to one Quad-Cities union worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, because he feared retribution.
UAW and Deere will resume negotiations Monday. If an agreement isn't reached by midnight Wednesday, workers will strike Thursday morning.
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