Over 10,000 John Deere workers strike over wages, pension

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Over 10,000 unionized John Deere workers went on strike early Thursday over lack of sufficient wages and pension.
Members of the local United Auto Workers union, hold large UAW letters during the St. Louis Labor Day Parade in St. Louis. File Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 14 (UPI) --

Prior to the strike, the majority of workers for the tractor brand had rejected a contract proposal union negotiators had worked out with the company, The New York Times reported.

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Union negotiators said the deal provided "significant economic gains" and "the highest quality health care benefits in the industry," but workers said it failed to sufficiently increase wages and to…
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