More than 10,000 employees have been on strike at Deere & Company’s 14 U.S. branches since Friday, according to press reports. The strike follows the failure of an agreement between the agricultural machinery manufacturer and the UAW Automobile Union.
According to UAW Agriculture Division President Chuck Browning, union members are on strike to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair labor rules.
UAW announced on Sunday that the initial agreement negotiated with Dear & Company had been rejected by 90% of union members. With $ 1.7 billion in profits in the last quarter, the proposed pay rise is not enough.
The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Enforcement Workers of America (UAW) union called for a strike last Thursday.
The company said on its website that it is continuing its efforts to reach an agreement. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
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