Tractors in Dealer LotAfter a month-long strike centered around wages and benefits, the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union and John Deere have approved a 6-year deal that will return more than 10,000 workers back to work this week. This third proposed agreement was approved with 61% of the vote, ending a tense stand-off that led to severe slowdowns at the Deere production and parts facilities.

Parameters of the agreement include:
• $8,400 signing bonus
• 20% increase in wages over the lifetime of the contract with 10% this year
• Return of cost of living adjustments
• Enhanced retirement options
• Enhanced CIPP performance benefits

From UAW Vice President Chuck Browning:
“The sacrifice and solidarity displayed by our John Deere members combined with the determination of their negotiators made this accomplishment possible.”

Read more on the new agreement.