Tag: John Deere

John Deere UAW Members Ratify a 6-Year Agreement With Substantial Gains

A strike that captured the mood of a nation in search of fairness in wages and benefits for workers, ended  today when UAW John Deere members ratified a landmark agreement after weeks of striking. By a vote of 61% to 39%, UAW John Deere members ratified the agreement, which includes an $8,500 signing bonus; 20% increase in wages over the lifetime of the contract with 10% this year; return of Cost of Living adjustments; three 3% lump sum payments; enhanced options for retirement and enhanced CIPP performance benefits. Healthcare remains the same for the life of the agreement. UAW President ... Read more

UAW Statement on Company’s Last, Best and Final Offer

Strike continues through ratification vote Detroit — John Deere and Company has made a last, best and final offer to the UAW negotiating team that includes modest modifications to the last tentative agreement presented for ratification on November 2nd. As a result, the UAW will present the Company’s offer for ratification and, as has been the case throughout the bargaining process, will  support the outcome as determined by our members. The strike continues and voting information will be provided by the Local Union.

John Deere UAW Members Stay on Strike

Detroit –  By a vote of 45% yes to 55% no, UAW John Deere members voted down the agreement this evening. The strike against John Deere and Company will continue as we discuss next steps with the company. Pickets will continue and any updates will be provided through the local union.

John Deere UAW Members Reach A Tentative Agreement

UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Chuck Browning announced today that the elected national bargaining team at John Deere has reached a tentative agreement and will remain on strike throughout the ratification process. “Our UAW John Deere national bargaining team went back to our local members after the previous tentative agreement and canvassed the concerns and priorities of membership.” said Curry. “We want to thank the UAW bargaining team and striking UAW members and their families for the sacrifices they have made to achieve these gains. Our members have enjoyed the support of our communities and the entire ... Read more

Statement by UAW Leadership on the Death of Member While Reporting to Picket at John Deere

Detroit – UAW members mourned the death today of a 56-year-old member of Milan, Ill, Local 79, who was a 15-year employee at the Milan John Deere Parts Distribution Plant in Moline, Ill.  He was struck in a traffic accident and fatally injured while walking to the picket line. “On behalf of the UAW and all working families, we mourn the passing of our UAW brother,” said Ray Curry, UAW President. “It is a somber time to lose a member who made the ultimate sacrifice in reporting to picket for a better life for his family and coworkers.” The UAW ... Read more

Update on John Deere Negotiations

“The bargaining committee continues to address the concerns of its membership with the company. We would like to thank our communities and members for their continued support.”

Support from Brazil for Striking John Deere Workers

Hear from Carlos Albino from Catalão, Goiàs Brazil show solidarity for UAW-John Deere workers on strike.

UAW Members at John Deere Strike for Improved Standard of Living, Retirement Benefits and a Better Work Environment

UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met our members’ demands and needs. “Our members at John Deere strike for the ability to earn a decent living, retire with dignity and establish fair work rules,” said Chuck Browning, Vice President and director of the UAW’s Agricultural Implement Department. “We stay committed to bargaining until our members’ goals are achieved.” UAW President Ray Curry, said “The almost one million UAW retirees and active members stand in solidarity with the striking UAW members at John Deere.” Curry noted that, “UAW John ... Read more

Statement of UAW Vice President Chuck Browning On Ratification Vote Results of the John Deere Contract

“The tentative agreement reached by the UAW and John Deere was rejected this evening by a majority of 90% of the membership. The UAW negotiating team will report immediately to Moline on Monday. A strike deadline has been set for 11:59 pm, Wednesday, October 13th. Further updates will be provided by our Local Unions.”

John Deere UAW Members Reach a Tentative Agreement with Significant Gains; Member Meetings and Ratification Vote to Follow

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 ... Read more