More than 1,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members at CNH Industrial are on strike as of Monday this week. Workers say they are striking to improve standard of living, retirement benefits and a better work environment. UAW members at the Racine, Wisconsin and Burlington, Iowa CNH locations say CNH could not reach an agreement with their demands, even as the company reported a $1.8 billion profit in 2021.

The Burlington plant manufactures combine harvesting headers for Case IH and New Holland while the Racine plant manufactures Magnum tractors for Case IH. The strike comes at another challenging time, as Midwestern farmers gear up for the throes of planting season. Last year, 10,000 UAW members went on strike at John Deere for six weeks before committing to a six-year agreement.

Read more on the UAW strike at CNH here.