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Tentative deal reached for John Deere employee contract

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Union representatives tell KWWL a tentative deal has been reached regarding a contract for 9,800 employees.  A UAW Spokesperson last week said the contract would cover workers at 15 facilities in Iowa, Illinois, and three other states.

The previous contract expired at midnight Thursday.  We have no specifics on the tentative deal, but officials say it means workers will report to work Thursday. 

Last Monday, 98% of workers voted in favor of a strike-authorization.  The vote didn't mean employees would strike, but gave them the option if an agreement could not be reached.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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