(Moline, IL) -- John Deere union workers voted against the new contract proposal on Sunday. Representing over 10,000 workers at 14 facilities nationwide with over 7,000 workers in Iowa, the UAW union rejected the six-year collective bargaining agreement.
Negotiations between John Deere and the union have been ongoing since August.
Union workers wanted increased wages, pensions, and healthcare benefits. The contract offered the same employee health benefits and offered a bonus rather than post-retirement healthcare. John Deere management said operations will continue as normal.