Union workers reject Deere contract, negotiations resume


The John Deere company name is seen on the last day of CES 2019, on January 11, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. - The enormous international gadget and consumer electronics show returns to Las Vegas on January 7, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

(Undated) -- Negotiations are resuming after members of the UAW voted to reject a new contract with Deere & Company.

90% of union members voted no on the tentative agreement, which covers 10-thousand workers at 12 facilities across Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. The workers wanted post-retirement healthcare, which the company declined to offer. A UAW Local based in Waterloo says that if there is no deal by Wednesday at midnight, a strike will begin. The last strike was in 1986; it lasted for five months.

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