Deere and UAW Begin Talks
Negotiations have started between John Deere and the UAW. The current six-year agreement covers about 10,000 employees and is scheduled to expire on October 1st.
Twelve Deere plants are affected. In Iowa, they are the Davenport Works, Des Moines Works, Dubuque Works, Ottumwa Works, and Waterloo Works. In Illinois, the facilities are the Harvester Works in East Moline, North American Parts Distribution Center in Milan, and the Seeding Group and Cylinder Division in Moline. In Kansas, there is one Deere facility, the Coffeyville Works.
A separate agreement also is being negotiated to cover nearly 100 production and maintenance employees at Deere parts facilities in Denver and Atlanta.