EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 14: Workers picket outside of John Deere Harvester Works facility on October 14, 2021 in East Moline, Illinois. More than 10,000 Deere employees represented by the UAW walked off the job at midnight after failing to agree to term of a new contract. About 1,400 workers walked off the job at the Harvester Works plant where the company builds combines. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images(Undated) -- Deere & Company is resuming labor talks with the United Auto Workers. Thousands of Deere workers went on strike last week at plants in Iowa, Illinois and Kansas. It's the first strike for Deere since 1986, which lasted five months.