October 9, 2015
By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Just as their previous contract expired at midnight Sept. 30, the United Auto Workers reached a tentative deal with John Deere. If ratified, the proposed six-year agreement would cover about 10,000 workers at 12 of the agricultural-equipment manufacturer’s plants in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas.
Both the company and the union agreed not to release details of the deal or comment publicly on the negotiations, a John Deere statement said. "In the last year, we have gone through some tough times. But we know from history that these times are cyclical,” UAW President Dennis Williams said when negotiations began in late August. Read more