Striking Deere & Co. workers prepare to vote on 3rd contract

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FILE – Members of the United Auto Workers strike outside of a John Deere plant, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Ankeny, Iowa. The farm equipment manufacturer reached a tentative labor agreement Saturday, Oct. 30, with the United Auto Workers union. But a UAW strike that began Oct. 14 will continue — and details of the proposed contract will not be released — while workers study the terms of the agreement in advance of a vote. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract agreement that workers who began striking four weeks ago will vote on Wednesday.

The United Auto Workers said Friday night that the potential deal with the agricultural machinery giant “includes modest modifications” to the latest rejected deal, which included immediate 10% raises. The union described the deal as the company’s “last, best and final offer” in its statement.

The contract covers more than 10,000 Deere workers at 12 facilities in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas, who make the company’s iconic John Deere green tractors and other equipment.

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