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Iowa Poll shows strong support for striking John Deere workers, as union members prepare to vote on new contract proposal

Iowans strongly support the workers over the company in the ongoing strike of UAW workers against Deere & Company, according to a new Iowa Poll. The poll published by Des Moines Register on Monday found 58 percent of respondents “side mostly” with the workers, while only 16 percent said they sided with the company. Seven […]

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John Deere strike: Tom Vilsack meets striking workers, judge issues injunction against picketers and Iowa Republicans weigh in

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited a United Auto Workers (UAW) picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny on Wednesday. The former Iowa governor showed support for the workers as the strike, which began at midnight on Oct. 14, finished its first week. “For too long in this country, we haven’t paid […]

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Thousands of John Deere workers strike, and Iowa Republican leaders ‘don’t have anything to say about it’

More than 6,000 John Deere workers in Iowa went on strike at midnight on Thursday, in the biggest labor action the state has seen in more than three decades. Contract negotiations between the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) — which represents Deere workers at its 14 plants across Iowa, Illinois, […]

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Iowa Board of Regents receives almost meaningless penalty for violating the law in contract talks with UI grad student union

The Board of Regents acted in bad faith and broke the law during contract negotiations with the Campaign to Organize Graduate Students (COGS) in 2016 and 2017, the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) ruled last week. As punishment for its dishonest and illegal behavior, the Board of Regents will be required to post public notices at the University of Iowa […]

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