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UAW members ratify new contract with Deere & Co.

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MOLINE, IL (KWWL) - United Auto Workers members have ratified a new six year agreement with Deere & Company at 15 Deere locations. The new agreement is in effect from October 5, 2009 until the first day of October 2015. The deal covers approximately 9,500 workers and 17,000 retirees.

"To continue building and growing a great business, John Deere must remain competitive around the world," said Samuel Allen, president and chief executive officer. "This agreement is good for our employees and good for the company. We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our workforce as we team together to retain our position as a leader in the various markets we serve."

The locations represented in the agreement include the Dubuque Works,  Waterloo Works, the Engine Works in Waterloo, the Waterloo Tractor Cab Assembly Operations, the Waterloo Product Engineering Center, and other locations in the Quad Cities, Kansas, Georgia, and Colorado.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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