(Washington) UAW representatives said Wednesday that employees of US tractor maker John Deere, on strike since mid-October, have reached an agreement with management on a new collective agreement that includes a significant wage increase.
The union said in a statement that the strikers will return to work on Thursday morning.
About 10,000 employees distributed over 14 locations began their social movement on October 14 to denounce the new text negotiated with the group’s management. They then considered the proposed salary increases to be insufficient, citing the significant benefits reaped in recent months.
A total of 61 percent of UAW union members approved the new six-year collective agreement on Wednesday while 39 percent voted against it, the UAW said.
This new provision includes “a bonus of $8,500 at the time of signing, a 20% increase in wages over the life of the contract with 10% beginning this year, the return of cost-of-living adjustments, and three 3% lump sum payments; improved retirement options as well as benefits,” the union said. Enhanced performance.
However, healthcare will remain the same for the duration of the agreement.
“The courageous will of our members to strike for a better standard of living and a safer retirement led to a groundbreaking collective agreement and set a new standard for workers not only within the global labor union but also in the entire country,” UAW Vice President Chuck Browning replied, quoted in the press release.
Several movements of more or less significant strikes began in the fall in the United States.
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