A press release from United Auto Workers stated that 90% of its John Deere members rejected a tentative agreement the union's national bargaining team had reached on Oct. 1.
UAW's press release also stated, "The UAW negotiating team will report immediately to Moline on Monday. A strike deadline has been set for 11:59 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 13."
The current 6-year agreement that was set to expire on Oct. 1 was extended on Oct. 1 while negotiations continued.
The details on the rejected agreement, posted on UAW's website, mention maintained healthcare copays, improved pensions and retirement and wage increases as summary points. It was not immediately clear what aspects of the agreement motivated the rejection by union members.