#The United Auto Workers

UAW negotiators hold meetings, book rooms at Moline hotel, staff say

New information is being released as contract negotiations continue between John Deere and the United Auto Workers union. Managers at Stoney Creek Hotel in Moline said the UAW is holding meetings at their hotel. Staff said all of the conference rooms have been booked by the union from September through...
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Washington Examiner

Will all of America go on strike?

If you think the supply chain problems, empty shelves in stores, and higher inflation are problems now, wait a few weeks. They are likely to get worse. And this isn’t a result of hurricanes, the pandemic, or other acts of nature. It’s all due to political incompetence that starts in the Oval Office.
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Kellogg’s Hit with Lawsuit Over Its Strawberry Pop-Tarts

Things are getting a little wild at Kellogg’s. While the company has long made Strawberry Pop-Tarts, they are being sued for not having enough fruit. That’s right, not enough strawberries in the strawberry filling. Pop-Tarts are one of the more versatile and easy-to-eat breakfast foods. Room temperature, in the toaster,...
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Vilsack Offers Support to Striking Deere Workers

While traveling in Iowa this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack offered his support to striking John Deere workers. Visiting union members outside a Deere and Company plant in Iowa, the Secretary told picketers, “You work hard, and you deserve a fair price and a fair deal,” according to Reuters. The...

Polk County judge weighs John Deere strike injunction request

DES MOINES, Iowa — Attorneys for John Deere argued Thursday that picketers in Polk County are obstructing access to the company's property, with the United Auto Workers union stating the individuals in question were removed from the strike line. Video shown in court identified a few individuals standing in front...

Local UAW 838 members part of strike at Deere Waterloo Works

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 838 who live in Tama and Grundy counties and work for John Deere Waterloo Works were part of the more than 10,000 Deere union workers in Illinois, Iowa, and Kansas who went on strike at midnight on Thursday, October 14 after the tractor manufacturer and the union failed to reach an agreement on a new six-year contract.

Ag Secretary Vilsack visits Deere workers on strike

While in Iowa, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack offered his support to union members picketing at the John Deere plant in Ankeny asking for higher wages and more secured retirement pensions. This is the first John Deere employee strike in 35 years. The former Iowa governor told the United Auto...
Crain's Chicago Business

Why Deere's strike is a bad look for Illinois

When the John Deere factory in East Moline is humming, the constant rumble of giant machines leaving the plant can be felt throughout the Watertown neighborhood. The steady flow of combines and other equipment slowed to a trickle after 10,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike this month, the rumble replaced by honking of horns as passersby show support for picketers.

Strike pay to start soon for John Deere union members on strike

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - Strike pay from the United Auto Workers union will start soon for John Deere employees on strike. According to the UAW, those on the picket line will get $55 per week Monday through Friday. Strikers current on union dues and on active payroll before the strike...