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UAW announce details of tentative contract agreement, vote on Tuesday

Published: Oct. 31, 2021 at 3:32 PM CDT
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MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - Local United Auto Workers Union 281 has released some of the details of the tentative agreement between the UAW and Deere & Company. The two groups came to that tentative agreement on Saturday morning. Local UAW 281 has also announced voting on the proposed agreement will take place on Tuesday.

The Union says the contract will include general wage increases starting at 10% for the first year. No changes have been made to health insurance costs, according to a Union post. This includes no charge for premiums, coinsurance, and deductibles.

Union officials say the agreement also includes a retirement bonus for those who have worked at Deere & Co. for 10 or more years. Union workers who work between 10 and 24 years will receive a $37,500 bonus while those who work 25+ years will receive $50,000, per details released Sunday.

The UAW will vote on the tentative agreement on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

UAW 281 poll will be at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, the polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a Union post. Strike duty will resume after the vote until all the ballots have been counted and results reported to each group.

Other UAW Local unions will be voting at various locations in the area.

For more details about the tentative contract agreement, click here.

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