• Ottumwa waits to find out if the city's John Deere workers will go on strike

    1 day ago - By Who TV

    OTTUMWA, Iowa - As the saying goes, nothing runs like a Deere, and Ottumwa's John Deere factory has manufactured the signature green tractors since 1911. However, a strike could bring the operation to an abrupt halt.
    Employees represented by Region 4 of the United Auto Workers union overwhelmingly rejected a contract proposal between the union and John Deere over the weekend. The UAW then set a deadline for 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday for an agreement, or else more than 10,000 workers across the Midwest will go on strike.
    Nearly a thousand of those workers are in Ottumwa, which makes John...
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