UAW to vote Wednesday on Deere & Co.’s modified ‘final offer’

UAW to vote Wednesday on Deere & Co.’s modified ‘final offer’
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 7:48 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2021 at 8:23 PM CST
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(KWQC) - The United Auto Workers are reportedly voting Wednesday on Deere & Co.’s modified version of their recent “last, best, and final offer.” Sunday marks one month of picketing throughout Deere locations.

UAW Local 838 in Ottumwa posted on Facebook that union members will be voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. A UAW member in Local 434 tells TV6 they’re scheduled to vote Wednesday as well.

According to the union’s website, UAW states the offer that was originally received on Nov. 2nd and is now modified. The second offer reportedly would increase wages by 10 percent immediately, then after that will alternate between 3 percent and five percent raises each year until the end of the contract. This offer was rejected by 55% of union members. The first contract was rejected by 90% of the union.

UAW says their members will continue to strike through the voting process and until a contract agreement is reached.

The contract will impact over 10,000 John Deere employees throughout the Midwest.

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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