Agricultural machinery maker Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers union have reached a third tentative contract agreement that could end a strike at the company that began Oct. 14.
The decision is subject to a vote from employees
The UAW said it will present Deere's best and final offer to employees for a ratification vote. The third tentative agreement includes modest modifications to its last tentative agreement that employees rejected on Nov. 2, according to the union’s statement. Union workers on Nov. 2 rejected Deere's last offer with 55% voting no and 45% accepting the terms at 12 plant locations in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
Deere union employees will remain on strike until the result of the ratification vote. The strike affects around 10,000 employees.