John Deere workers reject contract offer

11 Okt 2021
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John Deere union workers turned down a new tentative six-year contract agreement that would have covered about 10,000 employees across 14 facilities.

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  • At one time I was 50/50 on unions. No longer. These companies are making astronomical profits.

    Todd MitchellTodd MitchellVor Tag
  • They still make tractors?, are we still in the year 1930?

    Scott BrownScott BrownVor 4 Tage

    Joe HallJoe HallVor 5 Tage
  • Short the stock too…

    VASSHVASSHVor 5 Tage
  • a lot of the deere workers i've spoken with have cited the lack of pensions for new hires as the main reason or at least a major reason why they voted no.

    triton199triton199Vor 6 Tage
  • Class consciousness is on the rise in America! The powerful and unbelievably wealthy are getting nervous, so expect a giant smear campaign a la "Red Scare 2.0". Don't fall for it! Keep your head down, keep organizing, strike when necessary, demand better pay, vote for labor-supportive politicians who aren't in the pockets of billionaires, and stand together with other workers, even those who are in a totally different field. The elites love it when a factory worker resents an office worker for having a less dangerous job, because it keeps them distracted from the fact that the office worker and the factory worker alike are both enriching the boss. Almost everyone is closer to being homeless than to being a billionaire, so stand together with other workers regardless of job, race, gender, etc.

    Vitamin LukeVitamin LukeVor 6 Tage
  • Strike. “Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who OPPRESS THE HIRED WORKER in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.” Corporate execs are sorcerers.

    fumefumeVor 6 Tage
  • Pay the people off

    Nichols CharlesNichols CharlesVor 6 Tage
  • Thank you very much for making this situation more visible to the public and to our politicians. The power of media. Thanks again.

    John DOEJohn DOEVor 6 Tage
  • Dick's burger stand in Seattle pays $19.45 per hour plus bennies for workers at their facility . Just saying .

    BillBillVor 6 Tage
    • Kwikstar in iowa pays 18 and up plus profit sharing. Not much of a gap between them and john deere where you do labor work.

      lilmisslip melilmisslip meVor 6 Tage
  • Remember how well the Harvester strike worked out. Meanwhile farmers pay for higher prices on parts and equipment and let the shortages begin. Oh wait.

    Dan WDan WVor 6 Tage
  • Exactly what did the John Deere, and the UAW, expect...a worldwide shortage of skilled/semiskilled labor, containerized freight backed up for weeks in ports-of-entry. The 'negotiated' contract is a joke! Seriously, the UAW negotiators' should be burned at the stake...I got a match! If Biden imposes a "cooling off" period...

    R HendersonR HendersonVor 6 Tage
  • Time to release the chicken!

    Marley PlumbMarley PlumbVor 6 Tage
  • Strike!! Get what you want!! I retired from IBEW for underground coal and our Union layed down and never stood their ground. We have no pension, no retirement plans except 401k, out of pocket was outrageously high, providers dropped from network, mandatory shifts and OT, Union dues keep increasing annually. If you give in to the company once they will hit you with a No Strike Clause..Stand your ground, they're getting raises and have great pension!! So should you

    MrStaybrownMrStaybrownVor 6 Tage
  • I'm not a Deere employee. Show me a company who currently gives pensions; good luck. Is a 5% - 6% raise realistic? Keep in mind that the company only needs to move "x" miles and restart without a union, or move to say Alabama; then what?

    T KT KVor 6 Tage
    • @FlyingSagittarius I have worked for a company with a union work force in which everyone said they'd never close it down. Guess what? Plant has shut down and now operates in a right to work state. I'm just cautioning you since the almighty dollar is a deciding factor and new people can learn. Again, I have no involvement with Deere. Furthermore, before shutdown, the plant went on strike because and the workers came back to work with zero increase. Reason: management learned the jobs, worked on the line, and produced higher rates with less defects.

      T KT KVor 6 Tage
    • As someone who used to work in that facility, it’s not quite that simple. Commercial agriculture products are John Deere’s biggest moneymaker, and the factory labor force and infrastructure are all developed enough to produce a substantial profit on it. No other Deere factory has the infrastructure or skilled labor necessary to run as well, so Deere would have to develop it and lose hundreds of millions of dollars in investments and lost productivity. Deere’s workers just understand how few options the company really has, and decided to take advantage of that.

      FlyingSagittariusFlyingSagittariusVor 6 Tage
  • Give them what they need . They work hard for there money. Deere is not the same place it used to be. Get real Deere and give your worker's what they deserve.

    Patti HawkinsPatti HawkinsVor 7 Tage
  • Hypercapitalism is meeting resistance. Finally!

    John JohnJohn JohnVor 7 Tage
  • Damn, Deere workers thinking long term versus short term

    Harshil PatelHarshil PatelVor 7 Tage
  • Fire all of these mafioso ignorant. Hire new, NON UNION and start fresh a SOUND BUSINESS!! LET THE IGNORANT LOSERS COLLECT FROM THEIR UNION!!! COLLECT DUST!!!

    isac newtonisac newtonVor 7 Tage
  • Ooo

    Chandran MathaviChandran MathaviVor 8 Tage
  • Ii

    Chandran MathaviChandran MathaviVor 8 Tage
  • We need President Trump to act as go between snd fix this! Sleepy Joe had no clue nor any interest in helping! The Biden and One percent plan to cripple us middle class is obvious! Screw them! President Trump needs to get back to making us great again! He KNEW business and his to get things done! Puppet script reader is a huge let down. Bring back President Trump

    Blacks WakingUP!Blacks WakingUP!Vor 8 Tage
  • Record profits but just cant seem to share any of that with the employees who keep the business running. Gotta love that crony corporatism.

    MahdiMahdiVor 8 Tage
  • IUAW sucks they haven't gotten anyone a fair contract in decades.

    Mith icalMith icalVor 8 Tage
  • Lol..... What a joke......Free health care, Higher pensions,More overtime!!!!!!! In crease pay by 20percent.....STRIKE!!!! You don't have to be UNION to realize people need more $$$. Stand up fore your self....

    Anxiety TrainAnxiety TrainVor 8 Tage
  • How about cut CEO pay 💰

    maschngonmaschngonVor 8 Tage
  • Time to walk out. Let's see how the CEO feels when he loses market share and millions for the company. John Deer is making lots of money. Time to pay up. When company make money, workers should get more. When company lose money, then workers should get smaller raise. Time to walk out. Only when middle class is strong, economy is strong. Rich people getting richer doesnt help anyone.

    MrMannyMrMannyVor 9 Tage
  • If you can’t afford to give everyone a 100% pay raise don’t give it to the ceo it isn’t him it’s the workers who need the increase 8 to 16 million who needs 8 mil a year and now 16 I wouldn’t go back to work until the CEO can shove every single penny up his butt because I mean that would actually be a feat unlike any contribution he made to the workers achieving such a great number for John Deere

    Sarah CloudSarah CloudVor 9 Tage
    • The CEO hasn’t even worked for a year either which is extra sickening

      mimimimiVor 7 Tage
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    Gravity StormGravity StormVor 9 Tage
    • amen

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage
  • CEO gets 160% raise, workers get 5%. Say no to corporate greed.

    Eli WorksEli WorksVor 9 Tage
    • Our "raise" over 6 years would end up being 1.30 or there about. No thanks.

      Steven BryantSteven BryantVor 8 Tage
    • Not to mention international uaw gave themselves a 31% raise

      Mid Iowa FishingMid Iowa FishingVor 9 Tage
  • Reble45Reble45Vor 9 Tage
    • And sadly, it was us in Dubuque that moved that past contract. So proud of this movement. It's time we were treated fairly!!

      Steven BryantSteven BryantVor 9 Tage
  • Stay strong people, fight for your freedom

    Laura KingLaura KingVor 9 Tage
  • Solidarity from Local 2250, Wentzville Mo. Hammer down!!!!!! Great job making labor's points Jonah!!!

    satanerta usatanerta uVor 9 Tage
    • This is my company, my vote no. Local 865. Davenport Iowa Thank you

      Olivia HooperOlivia HooperVor 8 Tage
    • coffeyville kansas ,,, agree

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage
  • If politicians balk at the min wage, perhaps it's time to introduce a bill that mandates pensions. Govt can help subsidize. 401k and social security will not be enough.

    Notary SNotary SVor 9 Tage
    • They don't care about the working man. Just people doing the bare minimum so they'll get an easy vote

      Huang LoHuang LoVor 8 Tage
  • Thanks for covering this!

    Notary SNotary SVor 9 Tage
  • No individual is worth $16 million a year pay.

    Melanie JayMelanie JayVor 9 Tage
    • @larry asbury stop watching TV, movies, or professional sports.

      Dan WDan WVor 6 Tage
    • Its about time people wake up to this idea.

      John JohnJohn JohnVor 7 Tage
    • AGREE ,,,from coffeyville kansas

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage
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  • I had been scammed severally until I was introduced to by a friend I received over $23,000 from in one week

  • The greedy upper management has made a massive amount of money, and want the workers to have less

    Edward Hines.Edward Hines.Vor 9 Tage
  • John Deere is behind by the 100s in tractor orders plus they’re struggling I get parts for said tractors. They’re practically stealing from the workers to line their pockets. My boyfriend works for John Deere and there’s definitely a plan to strike unless there’s centered benefits for the workers. UAW is not providing proper negotiations either.

    mimimimiVor 9 Tage
  • Union folks need to win and get a living wage and health care to be the norm. These folks will pay taxes and not require government services. Sounds Republican to me? But the cult unable to grasp the concept will cry Socialism.

    kyle brittkyle brittVor 9 Tage
  • Fix Healthcare. Make Medicare universal. Wtf 20% increase in premiums?

    Gebert FyterGebert FyterVor 9 Tage
  • This is about the jab

    Michael MuseMichael MuseVor 9 Tage
    • Not at all

      Kris ÓòKris ÓòVor 8 Tage
    • Thankfully not. Not yet, anyway.

      Watchman DavidWatchman DavidVor 9 Tage
  • Workers demanding better and good for them.

    Cypress ButaneCypress ButaneVor 9 Tage
  • And shame on the international UAW for presenting this hot garbage to the workers.

    Lorne's Literal AssholeLorne's Literal AssholeVor 9 Tage
    • Absolutely!!!!!! Local 94 (known for being timid), was even shocked!!!!

      Steven BryantSteven BryantVor 9 Tage
  • John Deere said we were essential during the pandemic. Now it's time to pay us what we've earned

    Lorne's Literal AssholeLorne's Literal AssholeVor 9 Tage
    • They lied to you

      ddemier ddemierddemier ddemierVor 6 Tage
    • 💯

      Patti HawkinsPatti HawkinsVor 7 Tage
    • My boyfriend got strike orders. How are you doing where you’re located?

      mimimimiVor 7 Tage
  • Thanks ABC News

    RRVor 9 Tage
  • United we stand divided we fall, all union brothers and sisters

  • Does that mean no more tractors??????

    Gameboy 101Gameboy 101Vor 9 Tage
    • green tractors

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage
  • You can blame the Dems and the fact that ppl just don’t want to work ! SLO Joe really a great President ! BS

    Stephanie CarrStephanie CarrVor 9 Tage
    • @J Brizzo You think so ? Well , I don’t really care what you “ think “.

      Stephanie CarrStephanie CarrVor 8 Tage
    • @J Brizzo Tell you what … Take your liberal ass elsewhere, I won’t respond

      Stephanie CarrStephanie CarrVor 9 Tage
    • @J Brizzo really ? Hmmm… You are quite frankly wrong,

      Stephanie CarrStephanie CarrVor 9 Tage
    • You're about as far from understanding this as the Company is from meeting membership demands

      J BrizzoJ BrizzoVor 9 Tage

    UnderworldUnderworldVor 9 Tage
  • We have bought Deere for 60+years. After running all the independent shops out of business to open their company stores. They have been Just HORRIBLE too three Tractors to Sunsouth and they fixed 1. Got a 15k dollar Mx7 Rotary Mower that they and many others know has a DEFAULT with the Spanish gearbox on it and instead of fixing it under warranty they charged 7k dollars to fix it. With Chinese parts ! I THINK THEY NEED TO GET SOME WOMEN TO WORK FOR THEM. Needless to say we won't be buying green ANY MORE. And you CANNOT CONTACT THEIR CORPORATE OFFICE. Only email them. Just BS

    jettelojetteloVor 9 Tage
    • @jettelo I'm saying I don't think it's union made but I could be wrong.

      Esoteric BearEsoteric BearVor 9 Tage
    • And you can't run it without a 100hp tractor. What are you drinking? I want sum

      jettelojetteloVor 9 Tage
    • @Esoteric Bear a bushhogg is farming equipment dumb azz

      jettelojetteloVor 9 Tage
    • That small yard stuff from Wisconsin isn't union made. We're making farming, timber & construction equipment.

      Esoteric BearEsoteric BearVor 9 Tage
  • Biden is a joke. He is probably not going to do anything to assist the workers.

    Allen KnottAllen KnottVor 9 Tage
  • As a current John Deere employee of close to 21 years of service. I would like to praise you for producing this segment. Many of my fellow employees wanted to give you a medal for addressing this issue at the White House. I hope you get a chance to talk to some more of the rank and file employees. Again thank you for shedding light onto our situation . We greatly appreciate it!

    Brian LauBrian LauVor 9 Tage
    • Yeah I'm an auto mechanic. I can't imagine how these independent places can fix these machines without the proper software and paperwork we all need to support modern technology. Right to repair act. I hope it goes against them because America has fed them and now it's the time for them to help the people that help fund them...

      Ryan BrownRyan BrownVor 6 Tage
    • @larry asbury I'm 15 years up at Davenport works and I wanted to move down to Coffeyville last year but things didn't work out. What's it like down there?

      Esoteric BearEsoteric BearVor 8 Tage
    • coffeyville kansas has a plant

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage
    • @Brian Lau 281, how about you?

      Esoteric BearEsoteric BearVor 9 Tage
    • @jettelo Believe me, they don't want to hear about it from me either.

      Brian LauBrian LauVor 9 Tage
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  • Nothing runs like a Deere, that is when it runs.

    justin holmesjustin holmesVor 9 Tage
    • lol from coffeyville kansas

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage

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  • Good for them! These GREEDY corporations have screwed us long enough!

    little red henlittle red henVor 9 Tage

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  • John Deere is a very corrupt company. They not only not pay their workers enough but they also do not allow their products to be easily repaired by their customers.

    CaesarCaesarVor 9 Tage
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  • Go fellow union members...wait is he looking at me or the camera

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  • Boycott corporate business

    The Seventh GenerationThe Seventh GenerationVor 9 Tage
    • We could go back to Belgians but then 50% of the population would have to get off their asses and really work.

      Dan WDan WVor 6 Tage
    • farm with a home made tractor ? ?

      larry asburylarry asburyVor 8 Tage
  • "Hey Mr. where you get your John Deere?" "Oh I don't work there anymore" 😂

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  • Work like the rest of us!!!!!!! Get to work!!!!!!

    Mike PeralesMike PeralesVor 9 Tage
    • @Kmilli03 you're very welcome. I only receive a partial pension because of the deal pre 97 made. I could never and would never vote someone else's retirement away. We are all in this together, Deere employees. Strength is in numbers, so let's show them how strong we are!

      jacqueline coverjacqueline coverVor 7 Tage
    • @jacqueline cover thank you, i just interviewed there monday in waterloo. better than where i am now in a lot of ways but im glad i am reading up on whats really going on in the contracts because that wouldve been terrible for me

      Kmilli03Kmilli03Vor 7 Tage
    • Stfu Mike GO WORK THERE THEN

      Mikayla KimberlyMikayla KimberlyVor 9 Tage
    • @Esoteric Bear and Deere making more money than they were when they the benefits were way better.

      Eli WorksEli WorksVor 9 Tage
    • You can thank unions for your holidays off among other things. You're welcome.

      Lorne's Literal AssholeLorne's Literal AssholeVor 9 Tage
  • Gooooo workers!! The CEO🚫 to worker pay ratio is the worst its been in US history. Labor needs to go ALL IN!! #knowyourvalue #holdtheline💯

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    • @Matthew Walton true

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    • Facts.

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  • It’s always rip off the working man, but let’s give the company folk an astounding raise for very little effort and work! It’s ridiculous!

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    • coffeyville works

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  • No pensions for new workers?? That is horrible! That would be akin to saying... let's build nothing but Coal fired power plants from now on because we don't give a crap and can make more money NOW. And that 5-6% raise?? That is what inflation is right now. I know because I track what the possible COLA raise is going to be. As a 100% Disabled Veteran and I watch how it is going to affect my pay next year...

    Christopher HigginsChristopher HigginsVor 9 Tage
    • @Malaram Dewasi

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    • Pre 1997 workers get full pension plus benefits for retirement. Post 1997 hires get partial pension no health benefits for retirement. Now no pension. John Deere doesn't sound like a career anymore. It sounds like just another job like Walmart only more dangerous? 😳

      J 11J 11Vor 8 Tage
    • Hardly all companies nowadays have no pensions. Pensions were up three the 90’s and have died away.

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  • John Deere gave 2 1/2 times the amount to the Republicans in 2020 than it did to the Democrats so Biden should have no problem at all in coming out in favor of the UAW in this particular dispute.

    Mark GreenMark GreenVor 9 Tage
  • Reminds me of the International Harvester strike of November 1979. Their value plummeted by April 1980. By October 1980, John Deere became the international leader of agriculture equipment.

    ChadimousChadimousVor 9 Tage
    • @Karen Hale there was no one buying tractors in 1980. The farm economy was in a depression.

      Dan WDan WVor 6 Tage
    • International Harvester shouldn't have been trying to screw over their workers and that wouldn't have happened I remember when International Harvester did that to their Strikers and my grandpa went out and bought a Kubota tractor and said f*** you! If you don't want to pay your workers and you want to be greedy then you shouldn't be in business anywhere.

      Karen HaleKaren HaleVor 9 Tage
  • Kellogg's workers are on strike too

    Alex RajselAlex RajselVor 9 Tage
    • YEP! Good for them too!! We need a national workers strike! We're all getting screwed by greedy corporations!

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  • They trying to screw the workers with less money it’s a bad deal.

    Bobby BernardBobby BernardVor 9 Tage
  • They need to strike

    Lois EnochsLois EnochsVor 9 Tage
    • Of no agreement made by midnight the 13th, they will

      Donna DaBilloDonna DaBilloVor 9 Tage
  • Bad deal for the workers

    Lois EnochsLois EnochsVor 9 Tage
    • We were offered garbage glad we are finally standing united

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    • It's not a bad deal, what they offered was terrible. They can do so much better.

      Donna DaBilloDonna DaBilloVor 9 Tage
    • How they need money hell ur gonna be make 100 bucks a hour an still won't be able to pay for food when what's coming

      Dario PerezDario PerezVor 9 Tage
  • Excellent. About time labor started standing up. Like all .corp, they give with one hand and take with the other.

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  • John Deere been screwing their customers for years now their employees

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