UAW President Ray Curry announced today that the elected national bargaining team at John Deere has reached a tentative agreement.
“Our UAW John Deere national bargaining team worked tirelessly to create substantial gains for members,” said Ray Curry, UAW International President. “We want to thank the UAW bargaining team and their families who sacrificed time apart on behalf of UAW members.”
Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and director of the Agricultural Implement Department said the agreement contains significant economic gains and continues to provide the highest quality healthcare benefits in the industry. “Substantial hard fought gains and protections were achieved due to the efforts of the UAW negotiators supported by the solidarity of our members.”
“Ultimately our members will review the work of the national bargaining team before a ratification vote,” said Ron McInroy, director of UAW Region 4. “Our John Deere members make the finest agricultural machinery in the world and they deserve these significant improvements in their contract.”
The UAW will not release details of the Tentative Agreement until members at all John Deere locations have an opportunity to meet and review the terms of their proposed contract on October 10.
“Our members are always the ultimate authority on our contracts,” added Mitchell Smith, director of UAW Region 8. “They sent their bargaining team focused and prepared and we believe that this preparation of UAW members for negotiations has resulted in substantial contract improvements.”
Members should reach out to their local unions for more information about the time and location of meeting and subsequent ratification votes.
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