Over 10,000 workers at John Deere down tools

Workers at the John Deere plants have claimed that while the company reached record profits, it has insists on cutting workers benefits and wage hikes

October 15, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

Thousands of John Deere production and warehouse workers are striking across 14 facilities in the United States. Workers walked off the job at midnight on October 14, just days after they voted by 90% to reject a tentative contract agreement. The main point of contention for workers this time is the three tiered-system of wages and benefits which would deny newly hired workers certain benefits such as contribution to their pensions and healthcare coverage following their retirement.